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Preparing for future flooding: A guide for local government in New Zealand

Publication date:  May 2010
Publication reference number:  ME 1012

Preparing for Future Flooding is a summary of the Ministry’s technical report 'Tools for Estimating the effects of climate change on flood flow'. It provides an overview of the expected impacts of climate change on flooding such as changes in rainfall, temperature, sea-level, storminess and sediment transport processes. It provides good practice information and guidance to help local authorities incorporate climate change impacts into flood risk management planning through providing examples of approaches local government has taken.