Sea Level Rise & New Zealand’s Future

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Presented by Thomas Simonson

Lectures, talks and seminars

IGPS lunchtime lectures

18th Apr 2019 12:30pm to 18th Apr 2019 1:30pm

Rutherford House LT2 (RHLT2)

How much land will we lose to the rising ocean, and what will it cost us? A talk by the co-author of Local Government NZ's recent report on sea level rise.

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has recently released its report, 'Vulnerable: The quantum of local government owned infrastructure exposed to sea level rise', which quantifies the replacement value of local government infrastructure exposed to sea level rise. The study details the type, the quantity and the replacement value of infrastructure exposed with different levels of rise severity, from 0.5 meters to 3 metres. With more than $14 billion of local government owned assets are exposed at a 3.0 metre increment of sea level rise, the results could be terrible.

LGNZ’s report is intended to result in stakeholders working together to ensure the long-term resilience of critical infrastructure. At its core, this analysis is about turning a challenge into an opportunity. Study co-author Thomas Simonson will present these findings in detail at a lunch-time lecture, and take questions from the audience.

For more information contact: David Larsen