Coastal communities are becoming increasingly aware of and familiar with coastal hazards such as coastal inundation (flooding by the sea) and coastal erosion.
In Hawke's Bay we have faced these hazards in the past and understand some of the risks. We can use this knowledge to look ahead to ensure we are prepared to deal with the challenges of coastal hazards in the future, creating more resilient communities.
The coastal area between Clifton and Tangoio is the most developed and populated part of the Hawke’s Bay coastline. We’re developing a strategy called Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy 2120 to understand and plan for coastal hazards risks for this key part of the Hawke’s Bay coastline. In future, the approach developed here can be expanded into other coastal areas in the region.
The Strategy identifies the areas that may be affected by coastal hazards over the long term and the associated risks, and sets out pathways for managing these risks.
Climate change is accelerating the pace of change and presenting new challenges to coastal communities through sea level rise and the increased frequency and severity of storm events. Sea level may rise by over 1 metre in Hawke’s Bay by 2120, increasing the impact of erosion and inundation.
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