New Zealand: Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes 2010-2011


A strong earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand, triggered a series of aftershocks, including an earthquake that resulted in multiple deaths in Christchurch.

Elizabeth McNaughton, Red Cross Strategy and Government Relations Manager who co-authored the book, says its motivation came from working during the Canterbury earthquakes. 'We realised nothing existed about leading while recovering from a disaster. Manuals for recovery programming and leadership in general abound. But leading in disaster recovery is a different experience'...
New Zealand Red Cross
This pocket book shares important messages of 100 recovery leaders in which they share their experiences in early recovery from disasters. The pocket book explains the role of leadership in disaster recovery and its different shapes. The book also underlines the value of connecting with other leaders when recovering from disasters. At last, the book shares practical strategies for disaster recovery.
New Zealand Red Cross
It is essential to have plans and processes in place before a natural disaster event. Who will make decisions? Which individuals and groups will have input? How will differences be resolved? These are big issues to be sure. It's better to start tackling them now when you don't have the pressures of catastrophic damages staring you in the face...
Emergency Management magazine
On the anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake, The Rockefeller Foundation reflects on what it means to recover from a shock and rebuild a stronger city—and what lessons we can learn from Resilient Cities that have risen from the ashes...
Rockefeller Foundation, the
This report extends the focus of the UNISDR-PwC initiative, looking specifically at the long-term opportunity for public-private sector collaboration in building or rebuilding risk-resilient infrastructure. It describes why building disaster-resilient infrastructure is critical for a region’s competitiveness, both nationally and globally. It also illustrates how the private sector can offer innovative solutions to help communities build or rebuild disaster-resilient infrastructure.
PricewaterhouseCoopers - Switzerland
'If a trillion dollars that are going to be invested in new cities, agribusiness and tourism and other sectors in the coming years are resilient, then disaster risk will go down. If they are not, it will go up, it's as simple as that,' said Andrew Maskrey of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)...
Thomson Reuters Foundation,