June 2013: The Science Advisory Group and representatives from Special Interest Groups hosted an environmental managers workshop in Wellington on the 20-21 June 2013. The purpose of the workshop was to consider the new significant challenges that the environmental management practice community in local government will be facing into the future and to develop a plan to respond to these challenges.

The Science Advisory Group and representatives from Special Interest Groups hosted an environmental managers workshop in Wellington on the 20-21 June 2013. The purpose of the workshop was to consider the new significant challenges that the environmental management practice community in local government will be facing into the future and to develop a plan to respond to these challenges. The workshop report recommends a review of the SIGS:

Final Report Environmental Managers Workshop June 2013

The workshop presentations can be found at the following links:

1. Workshop agenda

2. New Zealand, New Futures, New Thinking - Bob Frame (Landcare Research) - video link to come

3. Strategic challenges for regional practices - Steve Markham (Tasman DC)

4. Government agencies and researchers working effectively together - Stephen Goldson (Office of the Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Committee)

5. Valuation frameworks: Economic and trans-disciplinary tools - Marjan van der Belt (Ecological Economics Research NZ, Massey University)