In Canterbury at present you can drive to almost any of the major rivers and weep at the volumes of water cascading its way out to sea - wasted.
On the subject of water storage nothing ever gets past the chit chat and good intentions so Farmgirl is hopeful that Bill English's newly announced National Infrastructure Board might actually cut the bull in favour of getting some powerful teeth into the subject of water storage dams.
Homepaddock is right when she says the line-up on the board is impressive. (See http://homepaddock.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/rod-carr-to-chair-infrastructure-board/)
But will they deliver?
The RMA still seems like a major stumbling block in any new infrastructure issue (Central Water Plains) - a problem this Government promised to sort out but it really is time for there to be more than just promises and fancy titles.
We have the water, just not the nous to use it.