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Floods: Preparing for our number one hazard

Floods: Preparing for our number one hazard

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About this trip

Flooding is Aotearoa’s most common natural hazard. Chances are that you or someone you know has experienced a flood.

Many communities have been built near rivers, which puts them at risk of flooding. Plus, climate change is causing more extreme weather and rain. More rain means we’re likely to experience more floods, more often.

That’s why we should all:

  • be ready in case flooding happens
  • know what to do when flooding happens
  • know what to do after a flood.

Travel to Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington and:

  • explore how people understand and predict our weather at Te Ratonga Tirorangi Metservice
  • learn about different types of flooding
  • meet experts from NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency), WREMO (Wellington Region Emergency Management Office) and GW (Greater Wellington) who support people before, during and after a flood
  • discover how agencies help to protect communities from flooding
  • find out if you live, study or play in a place where floods could happen
  • learn how to stay safe in the event of a flood.

This online field trip supports a STEAM-based, cross curricular approach to teaching and learning. Participation encourages curiosity, citizen-science and student inquiry. View the glossary.



United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations SDG 11This trip reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.


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