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It is clear New Zealand stands at a pivotal juncture. The country faces an increasingly severe wildfire climate. And the once relatively “safe” regions are now under threat.
Conversation Media Group, the
The elderly and disabled people are often forgotten during extreme weather events, a research project study has found.
Radio New Zealand International
Tourists traverse the side of a road eroded by floods in Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
Cyclone Gabrielle simultaneously exposed New Zealand’s dependence on “horizontal” infrastructure (electricity and roading networks, for example), and how tenuous and potentially prone to damage it is.
Conversation Media Group, the
A team of geographers, scientists and environmental scientists affiliated with several institutions in New Zealand has found that it is possible to model the number and type of tsunamis that are likely to strike a given area over a given period of time.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
Tsunami warning sign
A research team has developed an innovative method to carry out tsunami hazard assessments, using Aotearoa New Zealand as a case study. Preliminary results indicate the northern and eastern coasts of the North Island are most at risk of being impacted.
Resilience to Nature's Challenges
Cover and source: Journal of Flood Risk Management
This article aims to contribute to the management of residual risk by drawing on empirical findings from a survey carried out with flood risk practitioners from the public and private sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Cover and source: Global Earthquake Model Foundation
This seismic risk profile of New Zealand, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
Rockfall blocks a road followin heavy rain
Detailed mapping by GNS Science and its partners is revealing the extraordinary impact of an extreme rainfall event.
American Geophysical Union

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