The climate's long-term impact on New Zealand infrastructure (CLINZI) project-A case study of Hamilton City, New Zealand

N. Jollands*, M. Ruth, C. Bernier, N. Golubiewski

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Infrastructure systems and services (ISS) are vulnerable to changes in climate. This paper reports on a study of the impact of gradual climate changes on ISS in Hamilton City, New Zealand. This study is also the first of its kind to be applied to New Zealand ISS. In the future, the CLINZI project will extend to other areas of New Zealand. Using historical climate data and four climate change scenarios, we modelled the impact of climate change on aspects of water supply and quality, transport, energy demand, public health and air quality. Our analysis reveals that many of Hamilton City's infrastructure systems demonstrated greater responsiveness to population changes than to gradual climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-477
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


  • Adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Infrastructure
  • Integrated assessment

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