Waiau township flood protection→
Waiau township has been subject to many flood events from both the Mason and Waiau Uwha Rivers. Numerous ad-hoc stopbanks have been constructed over the past century, the earliest dating between 1907 and 1922 by the Waiau Riverside Protection Board.
Ashley/Rakahuri River protection→
The Ashley River/Rakahuri is a key feature of the North Canterbury landscape that poses a significant flood risk to the communities living on its floodplain. This project involves removing exotic vegetation which is currently choking a 21-kilometre section of the river between Ashley Gorge and the Okuku River confluence, and in the Okuku River.
Waimakariri River protection→
The Waimakariri and Kaiapoi River stopbanks protect Kaiapoi township and the surrounding area from flooding. They are part of the Waimakariri-Eyre-Cust flood protection system which is maintained by Environment Canterbury.
Halswell/Huritini weed barrage→
This project involves the replacement of a piece of critical infrastructure, currently at the end of its life, which is used to capture river weed cut in the Halswell River/Huritini.
Rangitata 2019 flood recovery→
A major flood event in December 2019 affected several alpine rivers in Canterbury. The Rangitata River broke out of the main channel at three key locations, causing a significant amount of damage to flood protection, roading, rail, farm, electricity supply and other assets.
Regionwide river berm transition programme→
This ambitious natural infrastructure project will increase the resilience of river berms for flood and erosion protection, and foster regeneration of native flora and fauna across 23 rivers throughout Canterbury.