Geohazard considerations for resilience and climate change mitigation

About The Webinar

How do the effects of climate change alter New Zealand’s geohazards, the resilience of our houses and the carbon footprint of the new houses we are building?

We consider the linkages between climate change and geohazards by looking at a number of case studies from around New Zealand to quantify potential changes in vulnerability including:

  • The effects of weather pattern changes on shrink-swell soils in Auckland and Northland
  • The effects of sea level rise on liquefaction vulnerability in Christchurch

Adapting to the effects of climate change in the built environment can be achieved through adapting the ways that we build and/or by land use planning.

During this webinar we discuss​​​​​​​:

  • Quantifying potential changes in vulnerability due to climate change

Case studies in Auckland, Northland and Christchurch.

  • When it comes to new houses, is it more important that they are resilient or have a low carbon footprint?

We model these objectives to demonstrate the trade-offs and opportunities for synergies that exist.

  • What is the role of NZ's regulatory environment in enabling climate change mitigation and adaptation?

We discuss the regulatory processes that govern the built environment in NZ, to examine how land use changes are made and how buildings are consented, in the context of geohazards and climate change.

Our speakers

Dr Sjoerd van Ballegooy
Expertise Director, Tonkin + Taylor
Eric Bird
Engineering Geologist, Tonkin + Taylor
Marje Russ
Technical Director - Environment and Sustainable Business, Tonkin + Taylor

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