Thursday 14th Nov, 1:30pm
Farm Dairy Effluent Panel Discussion
FARMING - IS THE GRASS REALLY GREENER?
With water quality being a major focus within Local and Central Government and on the forefront of everyone's mind, how do we move towards compliance with more sustainable farming practices. Regulators are moving towards regulating entire farming operations with the use of Overseer and this creates a number of challenges beginning in the planning sphere right through to compliance. This presentation aims to discuss how to improve Council and Customer Engagement with the overall goal of achieving compliance with national standards and resource consents. It will also look at managing land uses in a regulatory sense while still achieving the flexibility that Consent Holders desire and require to achieve their business goals.
Consents Officer, Environment Southland
I am working as a Consents Officer for Environment Southland. My expertise largely in the dairy and farming space including agricultural effluent discharge and consents to farm. I have previously come from a compliance and investigations role. I have been with Environment Southland now for over four years.