New Zealand guidance on Coastal Hazards and Climate Change has now DMDU methods as its core

On 15 December the New Zealand Government issued revised national Guidance on Coastal Hazards and Climate Change for decision makers which has DMDU methods at its core. Dynamic Adaptive Pathways Planning is used to address uncertainties around hazards and sea-level rise beyond mid-century when the uncertainty bands widen. The framework of the Guidance is an iterative 10-step decision cycle for developing a robust coastal adaptation strategy which integrates hazard and sea-level rise assessments with uncertainty type and with the scale and scope of activity. It is underpinned with values-based community engagement, and uses signals and decision triggers for monitoring and adjusting pathways to meet objectives over time.  The roll out of the Guidance is being supported by “champions” in local government and workshops on the new elements in the guidance.

A summary is accessed here 

The full Guidance is accessed here

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