In a previous post, I highlighted the Golder Associates comparative international study obtained by Otago Regional Council on high groundwater and flooding issues caused by rising sea levels. This post will show some of the options used to reduce groundwater flooding – particularly in the Netherlands.
The Stuff news website is to be congratulated for starting a concerted campaign on climate change in New Zealand. This was kicked off yesterday with a brilliant feature article from Stuff National Correspondent Charlie Mitchell called Beach Road The Rising Sea and the Reshaping of NZ
This is the best in-depth reporting I have seen on the impact of sea-level rise in New Zealand. What makes it particularly interesting for Thames-Coromandel readers is that it begins with an anecdotal account from local Moanataiari, Thames resident Tracey Reeves who talks about her experience during the January 5 storm surge.Read More »
Thames Coromandel Needs To Catch Up – Fast
South Dunedin is at the forefront of community efforts to adapt to sea level rise – particularly from groundwater flooding. For several years strong efforts have been made by the City Council to engage with the local community, to make sure they are fully informed of the risks, and to work out community adaptation plans. In Thames-Coromandel we have a lot to learn from their efforts.Read More »