Coastal Inundation and Planning

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

Nigel Mark-Brown
Nigel Mark-Brown is a consulting engineer specialising in the environmental effects of development and associated discharges of contaminants to ground and surface water. He is also experienced in stormwater and flood management and in surface and groundwater resource management. Nigel has prepared assessments of environmental effects for a range of proposed developments and urban infrastructure projects. He has completed the Making Good Decisions training for resource consent hearing commissioners and has been a commissioner for a number of resource consent hearings including for stormwater disposal, flood management and wastewater treatment and disposal. He teaches a course on assessing environmental effects and change as part of the Post graduate Diploma in Science in Environmental Management at the University of Auckland.

Robert Scott
Robert has been practising since 1992 and has a wide range of experience in all aspects of the resource management process. His skills include the management of large or complex consent applications and he has specialist skills and experience in affordable housing projects, subdivision and development of Special Housing Areas, subdivision projects, coastal planning projects and projects that are located in sensitive or rural receiving environments.

Robert is often called upon as an expert planning witness before Council and Environment Court hearings and has achieved certification (with merit) as a commissioner under the Ministry for the Environment's Good Decisions programme.


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Event Registration

22/10/2020
09:00:00 - 16:00:00
Ibis Hotel, 107 Hereford Street, Christchurch, Canterbury
All Planners
6.00
$450.00
$650.00
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