Faculty Advisor

Elmes, Michael B.

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Center

NZ / New Zealand

Abstract

Major floods pose a risk to the Hutt Valley due to surrounding geography and increased urbanization. Climate change models suggest flood impacts are likely to increase in the coming decades. Our project investigated public perception of flood risk and climate change in the Hutt Valley. To achieve this goal, we developed and conducted a public survey in collaboration with the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Based on the results of 202 face-to-face interviews with the Hutt Valley public, as well as five in-depth business interviews, we developed a set of awareness and education proposals to support the efforts of the regional council.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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