The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge is developing the Resilience in Practice Model to deliver tools and methods to ensure resilience knowledge is part of daily decision making in New Zealand.
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Managed retreat is part of the design with nature approach that can reduce natural hazard risk and build community resilience and sustainability. It’s contentious but should be considered in some areas.
New Zealand cities will be among the most resilient to natural hazards globally if an ambitious programme achieves its well defined goals.
Attention is being given to how managed retreat from the coast can be achieved as rising seas will make some coastal communities unliveable
Researchers in the Coastal programme of the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge are developing new techniques to build a detailed understanding of coastal change that will give greater certainty about our changing coastline.