In the flood zone: Towards making progress

In the flood zone: Towards making progress

For the past three months two third year Otago university students, studying sociology, have been helping us with our research for our ClimateSafeHouse project. Will and Rachael have been learning about how to gauge the public’s perception of climate change through interviews and surveys and how to help enable community based adaptation to climate change.Read more about In the flood zone: Towards making progress[…]

Building Resilience

Building Resilience

  This Monday the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust held a workshop in Waitati titled Building Community Resilience. Eugenie Sage MP gave a presentation on her experiences surviving the Christchurch earthquakes and what she thought would be helpful for increasing community resilience in preparation for an emergency event. This was followed by a brainstorming session onRead more about Building Resilience[…]

Adaptation and Emergency Response

Adaptation and Emergency Response

In 2006, the Blueskin Bay settlement of Waitati was substantially flooded. Here is a view of the road from Doctors Point, across Blacks Bridge towards the village on the flood plain, under flood. In the ClimateSafeHouse project we’re focusing on long term impacts and adaptation more than emergency response, but we do also work with otherRead more about Adaptation and Emergency Response[…]

Climate Safe House – what’s that exactly?

Climate Safe House – what’s that exactly?

Back in February, Scott was interviewed about the ClimateSafeHouse project by Marvin Hubbard on Otago Access Radio and talked about the idea behind it, what’s happening at the moment, and the plan for the future. It’s a worthwhile listen – it can be downloaded so you can listen to it wherever and whenever you feelRead more about Climate Safe House – what’s that exactly?[…]

It’s time to get ready

It’s time to get ready

We don’t just need to adapt our housing to meet the challenge of climate change. In the coming decades, critical infrastructure that provides key services will be increasingly under strain. Our homes and key infrastructure are mainly on the coast and vulnerable to extreme weather, sea level rise and shifts in climatic conditions. What canRead more about It’s time to get ready[…]

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