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2019 NZARES Conference: Policy and Planning under Uncertainty

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The Deep South Challenge is proud to sponsor the 2019 the NZ Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (NZARES) Conference in Hamilton. The theme of the 2019 conference is “Policy and Planning under Uncertainty” and sessions include panels on climate change policy pathways and on climate adaptation.

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What the MV Rena grounding and climate adaptation have in common: Treaty of Waitangi obligations

In the aftermath of the MV Rena grounding in the Bay of Plenty, complaints were taken to the Waitangi Tribunal and the Environment Court about the way local and central government handled the disaster.

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DSC Seminar | Sea level rise PLUS big storms: What exactly are we in for?

Councils across New Zealand are declaring climate emergencies. But what climate information are they using to make their decisions and inform their communities? In this seminar, we'll hear from Ryan Paulik and Rob Bell (NIWA), whose ground-breaking research investigates how flooding will get worse under climate change - both at the coast and inland, alongside our rivers.

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DSC Seminar | Sea level rise PLUS big storms: What exactly are we in for?

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Councils across New Zealand are declaring climate emergencies. But what climate information are they using to make their decisions and inform their communities? In this seminar, we'll hear from Ryan Paulik and Rob Bell (NIWA), whose ground-breaking research investigates how flooding will get worse under climate change - both at the coast and inland, alongside our rivers.

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Change is nothing new in Te Hiku o te Ika: People are resourceful and have always worked with the weather

The iwi of Te Hiku o Te Ika are concerned about the impact of climate change on household drinking water. Results from this research, grounded in three rural Northland communities, have now been published in MAI: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship.

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Councils, Communities and Climate Change Adaptation

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This three-part webinar series draws from the Climate-Adaptive Communities research project of the Deep South Challenge.

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Community development for climate adaptation: Long-term relationships key in painful conversations

To minimise suffering as we adapt to climate change - and to adapt successfully - local authorities need new ways to engage with communities.

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Now seeking expressions of interest for Programme Lead, Processes & Observations

Expressions of interest are being sought for Challenge Leadership Team (CLT) role of Processes and Observations Programme Leader in the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate. Applications close Friday 12 July 2019.

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"These models are good. They have real predictive power." Q&A with departing P&O lead, Adrian McDonald

Today we announce that our Processes & Observations programme lead, Adrian McDonald, is stepping down from our Science Leadership Team. We thank him for his calm and warm leadership over the last two and a half years. In this Q&A (taken from our recently published magazine Kia Urutau | Adapt), we asked Adrian about the role of climate modelling in supporting good adaptation in Aotearoa New Zealand.