Rural sectors, agencies and communities have access to tools to build resilience and develop opportunities.
Rural communities, economies, and infrastructure are vulnerable to a range of natural hazard risks, from earthquakes, tsunami and volcanoes, as well as extreme weather, wildfire and coastal hazards. Coupled with unique social, economic, cultural and political factors, this creates complex environments in which to build disaster resilience.
The project team are co-producing innovative solutions for enhancing the resilience of rural Aotearoa New Zealand; developing tools, strategies and resources specifically for rural communities, organisations and businesses.
This project is being carried out in three key work streams:
These research priorities have been developed in consultation with our stakeholders and partners in the primary sector.
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Fountain J, Cradock-Henry N. 2019. The road to recovery: reimagining Kaikoura after a natural disaste. In: Walters G, Mair J, editors. Reputation and image recovery…
Davies TRH, Davies AJ. 2018. Increasing communities’ resilience to disasters: an impact-based approach. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 31:742-749. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.07.026.
Cradock-Henry NA, Fountain J. 2019. Characterising resilience in the wine industry: insights and evidence from Marlborough, New Zealand. Environmental Science & Policy. 94:182-190. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2019.01.015.
Cradock-Henry NA, Fountain J, Buelow F. 2018. Transformations for resilient rural futures: the case of Kaikōura, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Sustainability. 10(6):1952. doi:10.3390/su10061952
Cradock-Henry NA, Buelow F, Fountain J. 2019. Social-ecological inventory in a postdisaster context: the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, Aotearoa-New Zealand. Ecology and Society. 24(3):9. doi:10.5751/ES-11075-240309.