The Resilience Challenge
The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge is enhancing New Zealand’s ability to anticipate, adapt and thrive in the face of ever-changing 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.
Mitigating flood risk
Dr Nick Cradock-Henry and colleagues from Manaaki Whenua ask how can we target our recovery to mitigate future flooding.
Building back better
Prof Ilan Noy of Victoria University says post-Covid economic recovery should look for opportunities to invest in positive change.
Studying during Covid?
A few of our PhD students put together some tips on studying during a global crisis. The verdict? It’s OK to not be functioning at 100%.
Lockdown in Italy
Lucia Danzi is unable to travel from Italy to begin her PhD with the Rural team, so she’s getting started in Verona, where she’s been in lockdown with her extended family.
The problem with ‘shovel ready’
Prof Iain White asks if we will use this once in a generation opportunity to transition to a different future.