Coastal Inundation and Planning

Presented by Nigel Mark-Brown and Robert Scott

This course will provide information to planners to assist them with decision making to address land use planning in areas of coastal inundation, including the impact of climate change and sea level rise. The course will address the following:

  • Summarise the latest science on climate change in relation to sea level rise
  • Explain the physical mechanisms of coastal inundation
  • Discuss the statutory and regulatory framework for land use planning in areas of potential coastal inundation
  • Discuss information sources and methods for assessing the physical parameters of coastal inundation such as extent, flood height and velocity
  • Discuss assessment of hazard associated with coastal inundation - i.e. danger to people and property
  • Discussion of examples and approaches for managing land use in areas of coastal inundation facilitated discussion of particular problems or issues/subjects provided by the attendees or the presenters

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand basic physical processes of coastal inundation and the influence of climate change on this
  • Become familiar with the nature of coastal inundation hazard
  • Understand implications of coastal inundation hazard on land use, i.e. human habitation
  • Awareness of range of planning responses to coastal inundation

Event Registration

09:00:00 - 16:00:00
Mercure Abel Tasman Wellington, 169 Willis St, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
All Planners
Nigel Mark-Brown
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