Enhanced natural hazard risk assessment for Cyclone Gabrielle recovery

Stuart Mackay, NIWA

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Project Leader(s)
Nick Horspool
GNS Science
Ryan Paulik
Contributing Organisations
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This project will accelerate a multi-hazard risk model and information sharing platform, RiskScape, for Cyclone Gabrielle recovery agencies and researchers. The RiskScape Platform will host a customised multi-hazard risk modelling micro-site and information dashboard for agencies tasked with short and long-term recovery decisions for individuals, communities and sectors in Hawkes Bay and Tairāwhiti.

Multi-hazard risk model operations enable decision makers to investigate present and future community or sector risk to different natural hazard impacts under future redevelopment and growth scenarios, climate change scenarios, and land use planning intervention options such as avoid, mitigate and adapt. Modelled analyses on costs and benefits of interventions will further provide a transparant evidence base for decision making on community and sector recovery futures.

Our multi-agency implementation team consists of science and technology leaders in multi-hazard risk assessment from NIWA, GNS Science, Catalyst IT, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury and Market Economics. We expect to deliver within 3 months the RiskScape Platform for cloud-based multi-hazard risk modelling and information sharing platform for Cyclone Gabrielle recovery agencies. In 6 months, a RiskScape Platform hosted micro-site will be delivered for recovery agencies to investigate the impacts and cost-benefits of different development and recovery futures and land use planning interventions for Cyclone Gabrielle impacted communities and sectors.

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