NIWA is committed to providing the science needed to adapt to and mitigate climate change. By making informed choices now, we can reduce risks, maximise opportunities, foster climate resilience and work towards a carbon-neutral economy.
“When it comes to climate change we are in the beautiful position of knowing what our choices are. We can feel a real sense of opportunity about the future - what role our science can play, and how people can contribute”
Dr Sam Dean, Principal Scientist, Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards
The latest climate change facts you need to know:
A new post doctoral fellow at NIWA – Dr Claire Guy – is investigating the ecological impacts of ocean acidification on key Antarctic shellfish.
As the climate changes and sea levels rise, coastal communities become more vulnerable to hazards like coastal inundation and erosion. NIWA is working with coastal communities and councils on how to adapt to these impacts.
The Stormwater Special Interest Group of Water NZ is holding the 7th South Pacific Stormwater Conference on the 3rd-6th May at the Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, NZ.
The aim of the 2011 conference is to provide delegates with an opportunity to:
* Upskill in various areas of stormwater science and management
* Network with peers
* Hear new and cutting edge stormwater information
Suggested themes for sessions at the 2011 conference include:
* Low impact design and development
* Success in Stormwater management
* Climate change
* Stormwater and Public Health
* Catchment management