Challenges for communities CM

This learning event is being sponsored by The Deep South and as a result, this webinar is offered free of charge.

  • Date: 23 July
  • Time: 10:30am
  • Duration: Approx 1 hour

To gain access to this webinar, please email

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the range of ways community members may be affected by rising waters and adaptation processes, including the potential for injustice and unequal outcome
  • Appreciate how iwi and community groups are already developing their own responses and the importance of a linked-up approach
  • Appreciate the distinctive needs of those more susceptible to harm

About the Presenters

Sophie Bond

Sophie is a geographer focused on people and place relationships in changing social, political and environmental settings. She is particularly interested in issues of justice, community self-determination, and voice in the context of climate change adaptation.

Dr. Gradon Diprose

Dr. Gradon Diprose has a background in geography and resource and environmental planning. He has worked as a planner for local authorities, taught at tertiary institutions, and is currently an Environmental Social Science Researcher at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research.   

Recommended Audience

Elected members & Council staff in any department with a role that will relate to climate change impacts (e.g. infrastructure, economic development, communications, strategy, planning, emergency response, social housing, etc.)

Date updated: 4 July 2019