2019 Conference: "Changing with our Climate"
You'll find the programme and other useful information about our upcoming May 2019 Deep South Challenge conference at this section of our website.
Kia Urutau | Adapt (Challenge Magazine, May 2019)
To coincide with our May 2019 conference, "Changing with our Climate," we produced a coffee-table style magazine. With feature stories exploring the future of kai in our changing climate, and climate risks at our urban edges, the magazine is illustrated with breathtaking photography by award-winning photographer Sylvie Whinray. Also contains profiles of ten "adaptation champions" - Challenge researchers and partners/stakeholders. Well worth a read! Please email us if you'd like a hard copy.
Our Research Strategy 2019-24
This strategy builds on our first five years of research (2014–2019) and incorporates input from researchers, partners, stakeholders and advisory groups. You can take an audio-visual tour through the strategy on this webpage, or download a copy here:
Our YouTube channel
You can view project and research videos, as well as videos of our Deep South Challenge seminar series, on our YouTube channel here.
2018 Research Book: Changing with our Climate
Our Research Book tells the story of our research in vibrant, accessible language and imagery. Download a copy here:
Deep South Challenge Symposium 2017
To browse presentations and photos from our inaugural Deep South Challenge Symposium, head on over to this section of our website.
Communications and branding
We have a range of branding and communications resources are available for our partners and researchers.
Click here to browse and download these materials. They include our logos and template designs for research reports and presentations.
Latest news and updates
New research released by the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate supports decision-makers to map out how decisions can be made now for ongoing climate change impacts, by starting with the future we wish to avoid. The research report, Supporting decision making through adaptive tools: Practice Guidance on signals and triggers, has been a multi-disciplinary and multi-institute effort, with team members from Victoria University of Wellington, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, and NIWA.
Weather-related hazards have already cost the EQC $450 million in (inflation adjusted) payouts since the year 2000. New research by Jacob Pastor-Paz, Ilan Noy, Isabelle Sin, Abha Sood, David Fleming-Munoz and Sally Owen has found that climate change, and the expected increase in intensity and frequency of extreme weather-related events, is likely to translate into higher damages and thus an additional financial liability for the EQC.
New research projects a significant seasonal shift in pasture production and changes to wine grape flowering across New Zealand under future climate conditions. Long-term adaptation strategies must be adopted at a faster pace across all primary sectors.