Session 7: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Water Management in the Pacific: Policy, Planning, and Design

New cultural perspectives about urban water management are re-framing community responses to frequent flooding and polluted waterways. In many communities across the Pacific, the frequency and severity of flooding and pollution events is expected to increase as a result of changing climate. Some impacts are already being observed as changes in precipitation patterns and higher intensity storms. As such, community vulnerability to these impacts, while variable, can be significant, particularly to communities grappling with socio-economic challenges.

Linking closely with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this webinar discusses these anticipated and realized changes and highlights case examples from New Zealand, Peru, Taiwan, and the U.S. of community and cultural partnerships that are building innovative strategies to address and accommodate these impacts across countries to local scales.


Date & Time

November 8 at 5 pm (PST)
November 9 at 9 am (HK time)



  • Ken Yocom, University of Washington
  • Victoria Chanse, Victoria University of Wellington


  • Coco Alacorn
  • Rebecca Bachman
  • Kuei-Hsien Liao
  • Jei-Ker Lin
  • Nancy Rottle
  • Jennifer Engelke
  • Tina Porou
  • Kauri Brown

View the recording here.