This indicator will show the condition of New Zealand’s water resources by type of resource.

Quality of water resources

This indicator will show the quality of New Zealand’s water resources by type of resource. The term ‘water resources’ means sources of fresh or brackish water in inland water bodies that are, or could be, useful for humans. They include ground water and soil water.

The term ‘brackish water’ means water that has some salt concentrations, making it have a state between fresh and sea water.

Such water resources are useful for:

  • agriculture
  • industry
  • household activities
This indicator is still to be developed.

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