Waikato Coast, Waikato, New Zealand

Coastal Hazard Assessment, Waikato, New Zealand


Waikato Regional Council



Waikato Regional Council identified their western coastal region as an area where there is little knowledge of coastal processes and associated hazards. 

We compiled a team of experts to assess available knowledge and information.  By liaising with local district councils, we identified priority areas in need of further investigation.

This project forms a basis for future coastal hazard assessments along the open coast and within estuaries.

Services provided:

  • Project management
  • Review of coastal processes and hazards, including:
    - soft shore
    - inundation
    - coastal cliff instability
    - mobile sand
  • Identified gaps in data
  • Prioritised hazard areas
  • Identified future monitoring and information gathering priorities