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.

For their paper on Public Sociology they volunteered to create a short clip about the Climate Safe House project. Unfortunately, due to the time constraints of the ethics approval process, they were unable to interview the public on their perceptions of how living in a flood hazard zone might affect their lives. Instead, they have made a video featuring members of the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust ( to help inform the public about what the project is about and why it is important for communities to get involved.

We hope you enjoy it!