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Webinar: Social Vulnerability in Disasters

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Social Vulnerability in Disasters: Who is being left out of our efforts to prepare for disasters? A team of researchers led by Dr Denise Blake (Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington) and Dr Shiloh Groot (The University of Auckland) are investigating the impacts of disasters on vulnerable lives, including homeless people, low socio-economic renters, […]

Webinar: Earthquake-prone marae

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Earthquake-prone marae: Whānau-based solutions Earthquake-prone buildings have hit the headlines in recent years. But what happens when a community has deep ancestral, spiritual and emotional attachment to buildings deemed ‘earthquake-prone’? This is an issue facing many whānau and hapū around the motu. While some older marae may exceed the new threshold for structural safety (34% […]

Webinar: How do volcanologists forecast eruptions?

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An overview of forecasting options and how they relate to Aotearoa New Zealand’s volcanoes During a volcanic crisis, agencies and the public want to know when and how an eruption might unfold. Eruption forecasts provided by volcanologists can inform decisions around evacuation timings and routes, state-of-emergency powers, and access for rescue and recovery teams. Forecasts […]

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