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New University of Canterbury research aims to save lives in West Coast communities by predicting high-hazard zones where landslide dams may form, potentially resulting in major flooding.
University of Canterbury
Cover- New Zealand VNR MTR
2022
New Zealand's Voluntary National Report for the Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (MTR SF).
New Zealand - government
GPS map on mobile phone.
A new research tool could be used to help predict wildfire evacuation behaviour, potentially saving lives and preventing injury in the process.
University of Canterbury
Climate change has many catastrophic consequences, including droughts, floods, wildfires, heat waves, rising sea levels and biodiversity loss. These all have adverse implications for social cohesion, economic development and financial stability.
Conversation Media Group, the
People of different race, age and ethnicities shoveling a hole together in a green space.
The New Zealand town of Nelson remains in a state of emergency, with nearly 500 homes evacuated, after the region received more than three times its average August rainfall in less than five days last week.
Conversation Media Group, the
Tourists traverse the side of a road eroded by floods in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
Some aspects of the plan lack strategy and structure. It is more a series of actions, some connected, others discrete, many already happening. The absence of Te Tiriti in the framing is concerning, as is the imminent end of some main funding sources.
Conversation Media Group, the
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2022
This document sets out Aotearoa New Zealand’s long-term strategy and first national adaptation plan.
New Zealand - government
New Zealand’s first climate adaptation plan, launched this week, provides a robust foundation for urgent nation-wide action. Its goals are utterly compelling: reduce vulnerability, build adaptive capacity and and strengthen resilience.
Conversation Media Group, the
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2022
The study demonstrates a novel on-site damage assessment approach to develop an empirical flood damage database for New Zealand residential buildings, and analyses data to determine variables influencing direct physical damages of residential buildings.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
Two indigenous women work outdoors
Indigenous peoples’ understanding of disaster risk uses an enormous dataset – traditional knowledge and folklore reaching back many generations.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction