Date: Friday 15th May
Time: 12:30 pm – 01:30 pm
Dr Christina Hanna, Sian John and Dr Judy Lawrence examine the concept of managed retreats in the New
Zealand context and considers opportunities for building capacity across the
governance spectrum, from managed to unmanaged retreats.
Dr Christina Hanna - Christina is a lecturer at Waikato University. Christina's research examines the governance of risk reduction and climate change adaptation, with a focus on the role of environmental planning. An important research theme is the application of managed retreat to reduce risks to human lives, assets, and ecosystems.
John - Environment Director for coastal and marine development, Royal
HaskoningDHV currently working on the Coastal Management Collective in
the Thames Coromandel district.. RHDHV is an international, non-listed
engineering consultancy firm.Dr Judy Lawrence - Judy
is a Senior Research Fellow at the NZ Climate Change Research Institute,
Victoria University of Wellington. Judy does research on climate change
adaptation implementation issues (adaptive planning , institutional
frameworks and funding measures) and decision making under conditions of
uncertainty. her academic background is in Physical Geography and
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