Coastal Hazards and Sea Level Rise – Preparing for Change

Climate change is expected to increase the risk of coastal hazards around NZ as sea level rises.  Join us to get the latest update on sea level rise science and a new approach to support coastal communities prepare for long term change.

Dr Rob Bell (NIWA), Dr Judy Lawrence (Victoria University) and Emma Lemire (Ministry for the Environment) will present on the key information from the Ministry for the Environment’s updated Coastal Hazards and Climate Change guidance document:

  • The relationship between climate change and natural hazards
  • Using sea level rise scenarios in adaptive planning
  • Engagement expectations between councils and communities
  • Community planning under conditions of uncertainty (the dynamic adaptive pathways planning approach)

Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion.

DURATION: 1.5hrs

TIME: 7:00 pm sharp to 8.30 pm

VENUE: Beca Auditorium, 21 Pitt St, Auckland CBD

Register by Monday 13 August at this link [Register Here]. This event is free, but be sure to register early.

Light refreshments wil be available from 6.30pm and the seminar will begin at 7.00pm sharp, so please ensure you arrive in sufficient time to be seated in the auditorium.


Full-day practitioner workshop. This will run through in detail how to implement the MfE guidance and will be useful for kaitiaki managers, council staff, consultants, planners, climate adaptation professionals, asset managers, emergency managers/resilience officers, land developers, legal advisors and others. Due to limited space (approx. 40 persons), this event is by invite only.

VENUE: Pioneer Women’s Hall, Ellen Melville Centre, 1 Freyberg Pl, Auckland

CAPACITY: now 80 persons!

TIME: 9.00am – 4.45pm

Register here! Password is ‘coastal’

When: 20 August 2018

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Beca Auditorium

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