Key objectives of the Rivers Group are: – To facilitate cross-disciplinary interaction between individuals, communities and professionals involved in catchment management, flood risk management and river management throughout New Zealand;
– To promote best practice, leadership and the sharing of technical knowledge in all aspects of catchment management, including flood risk management, river restoration and river engineering throughout urban and rural environments in New Zealand;
– To support and promote relevant science and research in river and catchment management and to disseminate that information among professionals, academics, decision makers and the general public;
– To promote and facilitate input into local and central government policies, strategies, standards and programmes affecting catchment and river management;
– To assist in the integration of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in best practice river management.