This follows two reports from Niwa, warning the country tends to react to events rather than prepare for them.
Local Government New Zealand president and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull told Nine to Noon many councils were unprepared and would not have the money to cope with erosion risk in their communities.
Christchurch City Council will get an update on how staff are responding to the Havelock North drinking water inquiry that set up a raft of recommendations to improve the nation's inadequate water supply.
Water meters may be on the cards for the Timaru District with the release of the area's draft financial strategy.
Water is one of New Zealand's most precious commodities, yet we're losing more than 101 billion litres of it every year through leaks and wastage.
Summer sun seekers have been heading back to beaches after this week's storm, but a handful of spots are too polluted to swim in.