More unseasonal weather adds urgency to adaptation plans

More unseasonal weather adds urgency to adaptation plans

As in many parts of New Zealand, much of the residential area of Waitati is build on alluvial flood plain, built up over time by repeated flooding.  Last week again saw heavy rain and localised flooding in our communities.  With increased intensity of rainfall events and increased frequency, the river channel will change and moreRead more about More unseasonal weather adds urgency to adaptation plans[…]

Launch of “Our City, Our Climate” report

Launch of “Our City, Our Climate” report

The launch in Waitati of the BRCT report “Our City, Our Climate” on Wednesday the 21st of November was an important step towards increasing community resilience and a significant milestone in our adaptation work. Talks by president of LG New Zealand and Mayor of #Dunedin Dave Cull, special guests Neville Peat, award winning author andRead more about Launch of “Our City, Our Climate” report[…]

New Dunedin district plan takes steps towards climate adaptation

New Dunedin district plan takes steps towards climate adaptation

After years of discussion and development Dunedin’s Second Generation District Plan (#2GP) was released today.  The 2GP will impact the shape of our city and our community and it will affect how we do things for years to come.  Early reports, including this one on Radio NZ, suggest that decision makers have understood the need toRead more about New Dunedin district plan takes steps towards climate adaptation[…]

Climate change affecting us now

Climate change affecting us now

Last week, raw sewerage mingled with floodwater in Surrey Street, South Dunedin after the storm water system was overwhelmed for the second time in three years.  We are now living the predicted consequences of a warming planet, and such extreme events make the already vulnerable more vulnerable.  It is timely therefore to do a fullRead more about Climate change affecting us now[…]

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[…]

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