Climate Change, Stormwater and Wastewater Systems Webinar

We know climate change is happening and we know our stormwater and wastewater systems are particularly vulnerable. This webinar presents findings from the Deep South National Science Challenge Impacts and Implications Programme, which outlined our current knowledge and the 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

PLEASE NOTE:
This webinar is being charged on a per council basis. We will send out a link with login instructions for the webinar the day before the webinar (Tuesday 8 May).
You'll have access to the webinar recording so you don't have to be available at the time of the live webinar.

Presenters

  • Professor Iain White

    Professor of Environmental Planning, University of Waikato

    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