Waikato Regional Council's Coastal Flooding Risk Mitigation Plan sets out efficient and effective flood risk management for the coastal marine areas of the Waikato Region. Coastal flooding management aims to prevent floods from happening, or lessen their effects by planning for response and recovery. Risk mitigation plans define the roles of Waikato Regional Council, district councils, and the community in managing the impacts of potential natural hazard events.
Coastal flooding is a natural hazard in the Waikato region, mainly affecting low lying areas around the Firth of Thames, some eastern Coromandel Peninsula settlements, and flood plains in the Hauraki District. Coastal flooding hazard problems in the Waikato Region generally occur as a result of human use and occupation of naturally flood-prone areas. All significant coastal flooding events also have potential to threaten human life and safety.
Waikato Regional Council's Coastal Flooding Risk Mitigation Plan aims to achieve efficient and effective coastal flooding risk management through:
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View or print Waikato Regional Council'sCoastal Flooding Risk Mitigation Plan from the document below, or order a printed copy of the Plan through our Publications pages.
Coastal Flooding Risk Mitigation Plan
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|Purpose of Strategy||iii|
|Relevant responsibilities for the management of coastal flooding||iii|
|Site specific risk mitigation strategies||iii|
|Priorities for site specific action||iii|
|Improved information on risk and vulnerability||iv|
|2||Structure of the document||1|
|3||The management issue||1|
|3.1||Causes of coastal flooding in the Waikato Region||1|
|3.2||Coastal flooding hazard around the Waikato coast||2|
|3.3||Magnitude and frequency of coastal flooding events||2|
|4.1||The management framework||3|
|4.2||Statutory responsibilities for the management of coastal flooding hazard||5|
|5||Management of coastal flooding hazard||6|
|5.1||Mapping of hazard risk areas||6|
|5.3||Structural protection works||8|
|5.4||Community adaptation and adjustment||10|
|5.5||Protection of natural buffer zones||12|
|6||Proposed Management Strategy||12|
|6.1||Site specific risk mitigation strategies||13|
|6.2||Improved information on risk and vulnerability||14|