Shane Orchard is an environmental consultant working on water resource management with interests in climate change, land-water boundaries, parks & reserves management, ecosystem and community-based approaches. Shane's bio is here

Ken Hughey is a Professor in natural resource management at the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, Lincoln University. Ken's bio is here

David Schiel is a Professor in marine science and head of the Marine Ecology Research Group, University of Canterbury. Dave's bio is here 

Michael Hickford is a Research Associate at the Marine Ecology Research Group, University of Canterbury specialising in fish biology. Mike's bio is here

Funding and Collaboration

The Resilient Shorelines project includes several collaborative projects with partner organisations. The research address two central themes; natural disaster recovery and risks associated with sea level rise. The area of application is the design of practical adaptation strategies to manage large-scale change. Please feel welcome to make contact any time!

A wide range of organisations made substantial contribution to this research programme. Support is gratefully acknowledged from:
  • Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management
  • Marine Ecology Research Group
  • Ngāi Tahu Research Centre
  • Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand
  • Coastal Society of New Zealand
  • IPENZ Rivers Group
  • Whaka Inaka Project partners
  • Christchurch City Council
  • NIWA
  • Brian Mason Scientific & Technical Trust


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