The Resilience Challenge
One of the most ambitious initiatives undertaken by New Zealand to develop and apply new scientific solutions to transform our response, recovery and “bounce-back” from our wide diversity of natural hazards.
What we do
To enhance New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards.
All over the country our scientists are investigating how we can build New Zealand’s resilience.
Working with stakeholders and end-users to ensure our research is useful and usable.
Can we Evacuate Auckland before a volcano erupts?
Researchers in our Infrastructure team are investigating how drivers behave in an emergency, and creating a simulation model of Auckland’s transport network.
Cultural Resilience in the Capital
Can our capital cope with a natural disaster? Our researchers have been surveying Wellingtonians to find out how resilient the city’s residents are.
Edge programme PhD student Laura Robichaux grew up in South Louisiana in the United States, surrounded by the benefits and risks inherent to coastal living.
New Knowledge on Alpine Fault Consequences
New Zealand’s Alpine Fault is expected to produce a magnitude 8 earthquake in future, which will widely impact the South Island and lower North Island.