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While every effort has been made to ensure that this guidance manual is as clear and accurate as possible, the Ministry for the Environment will not be held responsible for any action arising out of its use. This guidance manual should not be taken as providing a definitive statement for any particular user’s circumstances. All users of this guide should satisfy themselves, and their clients(s), concerning the application of this guide to their situation and where there is uncertainty, seek expert advice. 

In preparing this guidance manual, the authors have used the best available information, and have interpreted this information exercising all reasonable skill and care. Nevertheless, none of the organisations involved accepts any liability, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising out of the provision of the information within this report. 

This publication may be cited as: Ministry for the Environment. 2010. Tools for estimating the effects of climate change on flood flow: A guidance manual for local government in New Zealand. Woods R, Mullan AB, Smart G, Rouse H, Hollis M, McKerchar A, Ibbitt R, Dean S, and Collins D (NIWA). Prepared for Ministry for the Environment.