During WISE development a list of suggested improvements and enhancements were complied based on conversations among project members and potential users. These can be generally grouped into:
A key aim is to enhance functionality of WISE by incorporating additional sub-models, such as transport and infrastructure, coastal/marine and ecosystem services modules and enhancing the existing hydrology and water quality components, methodolgy of land use suitability and demographic parameters.
As part of its long-term Council Community Plan 2009–2019, Waikato Regional Council has committed funds for the maintenance, enhancement and upgrading of WISE over the next 10 years. Waikato Regional Council is currently implementing some of the above improvements enhancing based on a prioritised list of recommendations.