26 May 2016

Learning from past floods

From Our Changing World, 9:20 pm on 26 May 2016
University of Waikato professor of environmental planning Iain White.

University of Waikato professor of environmental planning Iain White. Photo: Supplied

A year ago, Dunedin, the Kapiti coast and Whanganui all experienced extreme rainfall that led to floods. Flooding is the most frequent natural disaster in New Zealand and likely to increase as the climate warms. University of Waikato professor of environmental planning Iain White tells Veronika Meduna that our ‘same again’ response to flooding and extreme weather events is hindering our ability to learn from previous events and plan more effectively.

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