The Canterbury Mayoral Forum is consulting on a sustainable water management framework for Canterbury through the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS). The discussion document (PDF, 1.3Mb) offers four options including improving current mechanisms, advancing environmental protection, reconfiguring consents and infrastructure, and advancing infrastructure. Public meetings (PDF, 96KB) are being held throughout Canterbury during May. Kayakers interested in the future of Canterbury rivers including the Rangitata, Hurunui, Clarence and Waimakariri should review the strategy and submit their feedback. Submissions from the public will be accepted up to 5pm, Friday 5 June 2009. If you want an oral hearing for your submission, you need to submit by Monday 25 May.