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A concrete plan to make cities more resilient to flooding

Posted 24th February 2023

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The challenge after the devastating flooding in New Zealand lies in retrofitting at-risk suburbs with green infrastructure, making space for vegetation and water to flow.

Opinion: The severe floods in Tamaki Makaurau at the end of January and elsewhere too during Cyclone Gabrielle this month were harrowing for people across the North Island, causing loss of life, homes, and businesses. Extreme weather events such as these are happening more frequently as the climate continues to warm. While mitigation through reducing emissions is beyond urgent, we also need adaptation strategies to make our cities more resilient.

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