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This is how we're responding in Waimate.

District overview

South Canterbury is predicted to get warmer and wetter towards the end of this century. Low-lying areas are likely to experience increased flooding, and it may become harder to open the Wainono Lagoon due to sea level rise.

Climate change here may have a variety of impacts, from higher sea levels to more intense rainfall, warmer temperatures and droughts. The effects may include increased frequency of flooding and coastal erosion, and changes to the sorts of crops that can be grown.

Here are a few of the ways Waimate is responding to climate change.