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New Zealand: Will Aucklanders walk on water?

21 Aug 2014, Stuff, Fairfax Digital, Fairfax New Zealand Ltd

Sea walls may be appropriate in some places, but Gundermann believes resilience means living with encroaching water rather than trying to keep it out. This will be much cheaper in the long run, but will also help communities build resilience, he said...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 2010 300,002
Earthquake* 1987 7,025
Flood 1984 6,805
Flood 2004 2,850
Flood 2004 2,500
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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