Planning and policy for the maintenance and development of infrastructure networks are supported by quantified estimates of the likely impact of future extreme weather events.
Aotearoa New Zealand regularly experiences extreme weather events that threaten our safety, property and infrastructure, and incur high economic costs. The frequency of extreme weather events is increasing because of climate change.
We aim to extend the Very High Resolution Future Case Studies to build a detailed and quantified understanding of the likely impact these extreme weather events will have on our infrastructure and utility networks.
To achieve this, we are working with stakeholders in central and local government as well as utilities providers and the insurance industry to:
Our goal is for our research to deliver new insights to regional councils, infrastructure providers, and rural agribusiness and enhance their ability to identify and mitigate the potential impacts of extreme weather events.
Presentation slides from the 'Resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand's Built Environment' webinar, December 2022. Prepared by Assoc Prof Liam Wotherspoon and Prof Tim Sullivan.
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