Climate change is one of the defining societal and environmental challenges of the 21st century, for New Zealand and the planet.
NIWA is committed to providing the science needed to adapt to and mitigate climate change. By making informed choices now, we can reduce risks, maximise opportunities, foster climate resilience and work towards a carbon-neutral economy.
“When it comes to climate change we are in the beautiful position of knowing what our choices are. We can feel a real sense of opportunity about the future - what role our science can play, and how people can contribute”
Dr Sam Dean, Principal Scientist, Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards
The latest climate change facts you need to know:
NIWA is sponsoring The Hydrological Society & The Meteorological Society of NZ joint conference
The theme of this year’s conference is Water and Weather: Solutions for health, wealth and environment.
The conference is being held in Palmerston North, and will attract scientists, technicians, consultants, hydrologists, climatologists, students, resource managers and many others.
The New Zealand Climate Change Centre (NZCCC) is holding the New Zealand Climate Change Conference 2013 in Palmerston North on the 4th and 5th of June.
This conference brings together researchers from across New Zealand, showcasing the latest climate change research thinking and outputs. Including pysical science, adaption, mitigation and cross-cutting issues.
For more infomation see the NZCCC website
Marine extremes and everything inbetween is a joint conference between the Australian Marine Sciences Association and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (AMSA-NZMSS).
NIWA is sponsorsing prizes for the best student oral and poster presentations at the conference .
For more information about go to the AMSA-NZMSS website