Climate Change, Stormwater and Wastewater Systems Webinar
A webinar hosted by SOLGM (the New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers) with Professor Iain White, presenting findings from our Impacts and Implications paper outlining current knowledge and priority areas of research needed to prepare our stormwater and wastewater systems for a changing climate.
We know climate change is happening and that stormwater and wastewater systems are vulnerable. What we don’t know is how these impacts will unfold over varying places, timescales, and speeds.
This webinar presents findings from the Deep South National Science Challenge Impacts and Implications Programme, which was conducted in the latter half of 2017 and involved a series of dialogues with key participants, including academia and Crown Research Institutes, the public and private sectors, and water service providers and consultants. The webinar outlines our current knowledge, and the priority areas of research needed to prepare our stormwater and wastewater systems for a changing climate.
Iain White is Professor of Environmental Planning at the University of Waikato. He has conducted research into climate change adaptation in many countries around the world, with a particular focus on how planning and governance systems can influence decision making to better cope with extreme events. He is particularly interested in closing the gap between science, policy and practice to help generate real world impact. He is also a TEDx speaker. More info is here - http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/about/staff/iainw
Notice from SOLGM: This webinar is being charged on a per council basis and is open to any employee or elected member of a local authority. Others will be admitted by invitation only. We will send out a link with login instructions for the webinar the day before the webinar (Tuesday 8 May).