The Deep South Challenge is comprised of a number of teams drawn from a range of organisations.
Deep South Challenge structure
The governance and management structure for the Deep South Challenge is outlined in the following schematic. A key element of this structure is the inclusion of Māori at all levels.
Independent Science Panel
The Independent Science Panel has been formed to provide the Board with independent science advice and input into the science strategy and priorities of the Deep South Challenge, as well as help with assessments of science quality and performance.
The collaborative parties of the Deep South Challenge appointed an independent Board to undertake governance and strategic direction for the Challenge.
The Challenge has established a Kāhui Māori to provide the Governance Board and Science Leadership Team with strategic counsel and input into the science strategy and priorities of the Challenge, and to help with the assessment of science quality, performance and responsiveness to iwi/hapū/whānau and Māori business goals.
Science Leadership Team
The Science Leadership Team is responsible for scoping, leading and advancing the development of The Deep South Challenge.
The Deep South Science Challenge, hosted by NIWA, is a research collaboration between the following Crown Research Institutes, universities and research providers.
Latest news and updates
The recent Edgecumbe floods saw raw sewage floating through the streets, making the clean-up extremely challenging. Over 300 homes in the district were damaged and six months later, 240 houses are still unliveable. Flood-proofing the town itself remains a distant goal.
The Deep South Challenge announces new research into who should bear the cost of our changing climate, and when.
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Susan Livengood is the Partnerships Director of the Deep South Challenge, and works within the Engagement programme – which tries to connect what’s happening in every programme of the challenge with both the broader public and with targeted individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand’s public and private sectors.