Wednesday 27 March 2019, 8.30am - Friday 29 March 2019, 3.30pm
- Conference day 1 – 27 Mar, 8.30am-5pm
- Conference day 2 – 28 Mar, 8.30am-5pm
- Conference dinner – 28 Mar, 7.00pm-10pm
- Conference day 3 – 29 Mar, 8.30am-3.30pm
Warkworth Town Hall, 21 Neville St, Warkworth, Auckland
The impact of climate change and rising sea levels on Auckland coastlines will be the focus of the annual Coastal Restoration Trust conference in Warkworth this month.
The conference, which is themed ‘Living with Dynamic Shorelines’, will bring together industry experts, Auckland Council staff, iwi representatives and interested members of the community to discuss practical methods for coastal restoration and mitigating impacts of severe weather events.
The conference will showcase the wide variety of coastal landscapes in Auckland with field trips to Ōrewa, Wenderholm, Muriwai and Te Ārai.
There will also be a free Coastal Restoration 101 workshop at Ōrewa Beach on Tuesday 26 March. Experts from the trust will share results of the latest research on coastal restoration. The day is sponsored by the Department of Conservation.
Auckland Council open sanctuaries senior ranger Matt Maitland, who has been providing event support, says the conference is an opportunity to share knowledge and information on coastal management processes.
“Auckland is surrounded by beautiful coastline which is being impacted by the effects of climate change, rising sea levels and storm events.
“Coastal pressure is a real issue, so it’s great to see the Coastal Restoration Trust and community working alongside Auckland Council to protect the future of our coastlines,” he says.