Programme

Project Details

Project contact:

Ryan Paulik
NIWA

Project budget:

$450,000

Project duration:

October 2020
September 2023

Infrastructure Disruption from Coastal Flooding (Phase 2)

National Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Network Service Disruption from Future Coastal Flooding

Climate-resilient infrastructure networks are essential for New Zealand’s long-term social and economic well-being.

Recent Deep South Challenge studies have highlighted the significant present-day exposure of the nation’s transport, energy and water infrastructure networks to coastal flooding, made worse by sea-level rise. This research aims to deliver New Zealand’s first national-scale assessment of infrastructure network service disruption from future coastal flooding.

The team will create and use maps of coastal flood risk to estimate impacts on infrastructure and resulting service disruption. The research will also investigate how the failure of a single network component can disrupt dependent networks far from coastal areas.