Will the Whakaora Te Waihora Programme be monitored?

Yes, there is comprehensive integrated monitoring in place to track the programme’s activities and achievements. Monitoring ensures that the development and implementation of work-streams will deliver on programme aims. Joint cultural and ecological restoration plan.

Integrated monitoring simply means that different monitoring data are combined for reporting purposes, when all relate to the same thing.
This enables workstream leaders to ask:

Have we done what we said we would do?
Have we achieved our expected outcomes?
How do we know our actions led to the outcomes observed?
Have we achieved the outcomes at reasonable cost?
Are we focused on the right issues?

By applying an integrated monitoring approach and framework, data about the health of the lake, programme activities and restoration costs can be combined at the right time to meet multiple reporting needs, including those required by Environment Canterbury.