Flood schemes, flood hazards and awareness in New Zealand
Social Science Research Network (2019)
This research aimed to improve knowledge on flood mitigation schemes by collecting data across regional and district councils, consultants, Crown Research Institutes, and academic sources.
This paper catalogues highlights of the data collected from that effort and previews ongoing analysis of that data. We also compare measures of peoples’ awareness of flood risk, such as survey data and EQC damage claims, to flood hazard maps.
There are several notable areas where they do not align, which has several important policy implications for future planning.