Ngā pāpātanga pānga-wai o te āhuarangi hurihuri
Water-related impacts of climate change
Responding to water-related climate change issues
Tāmaki Makaurau is expected to face more natural hazards caused by too much water in some places.
Extreme weather events due to climate change will result in parts of the city experiencing flooding and coastal inundation.
Over the next 100 years these hazards may increase in frequency and scale. This has been identified in
Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan.
We must now proactively adapt and develop long-term solutions to respond to the water-related impacts of climate change.
How we are developing our strategy
We are developing an adaptive policy to respond to natural hazards caused by water.
This policy will take around three to five years to develop and adopt.
Our purpose is to build resilient systems and communities facing a potential future with too much water.
This will help us to identify how we work with our communities, including iwi. It will also help us manage the risk in our response to the water-related impacts of climate change.
For more information, see
Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways (DAPP) in our climate plan.
While work is in progress developing the long-term policy, the
Environment and Climate Change Committee has approved our current role and direction.
This is explained further in our document, "Too Much Water".
A draft blueprint policy will be considered by the Environment and Climate Change Committee in mid-2023.
|Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/Pages/te-taruke-a-tawhiri-ACP.aspx||Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan||Auckland's climate is changing and we need to prepare for the impacts of this change.||aspx|
|Auckland Water Strategy ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-strategy-policy-standards/Pages/auckland-water-strategy.aspx||Auckland Water Strategy ||Find out about our vision and strategy for the future of Auckland's waters.||aspx|
|The Auckland Council Regional Plan: Air, Land and Water (ALW Plan)||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/district-and-regional-plans/regional-plans/regional-plan-air-land-water||The Auckland Council Regional Plan: Air, Land and Water (ALW Plan)||Find out about The Auckland Council Regional Plan: Air, Land and Water, our policy for promoting sustainable management of our natural and physical resources.||aspx||Plans|
|Looking after Auckland's water||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water||Looking after Auckland's water||Find information on how we manage Auckland’s water, from stormwater infrastructure and flooding response, to marine and freshwater environments.||aspx||Environment|
|Flooding risks and responses||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages||Flooding risks and responses||If there is immediate risk to life or property, phone 111. For non-emergencies, find out who to contact for flooding on public or private property.||aspx||Stormwater|
|What we do to help the environment||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-we-do-to-help-environment||What we do to help the environment||Find out what Auckland Council does to help the environment.||aspx||Environment consultation|