Decision-makers tasked with assessing and managing natural hazard risks to rural communities and assets have access to information that is targeted, authoritative, understandable, and usable.
People making decisions about risk management need to understand the hazards, and the exposure and vulnerability of communities and assets to those hazards. By quantifying the risks and anticipating the potential impacts of hazards, governments, industries, communities, and individuals can make informed decisions on resilience. Such information can be used to set priorities for mitigation and adaptation strategies, sector plans, programmes, projects, and budgets.
This project is being carried out in two workstreams:
Our goal is to support rural decision-makers with practical and applicable new knowledge, to improve event planning, preparedness and response for rural Aotearoa New Zealand.
A dynamic, longitudinal impact assessment framework for multi-phase, multi-hazard volcanic events, applied to interdependent critical infrastructure networks in Taranaki reveals intervention timing is crucial.
Which types of critical infrastructure are most vulnerable to tsunami?
Estimating direct damage and losses to buildings and roads from three damaging tsunami scenarios in the Canterbury region, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Using big Earth observation (EO) data and machine learning to complement post-eruption impact assessment data and better inform eruption vulnerability models.
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D. Wither, C. Orchiston, N.A. Cradock-Henry, E. Nel. (2021) Advancing practical applications of resilience in Aotearoa New Zealand. Ecology and Society 26(3). https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-12409-260301