As the region grows and our climate changes, so too does the pressure on our water ecosystems, says Auckland Council. The Auckland Water Strategy, adopted by the Environment and Climate Change committee last week, is designed to guide the council group in relation to its responsibilities and aspirations for water over the next 30 years. “It will also empower Aucklanders to be part of the design of water outcomes in their area and enable us to build stronger partnerships with mana whenua,” said Councillor Richard Hills.