Local Government New Zealand seeks to develop a national approach around natural hazard risk management
After completing its review into managing risks from natural hazards, the LGNZ releases the paper ‘Managing natural hazard risk in New Zealand – Towards more resilient communities', which draws on the results highlighting the need for issue and place-specific responses to natural hazards as well as the need for integration and collaboration to develop and deliver effective responses across the many players.
The review process showed that a policy platform to integrate and align risk reduction measures and a portal for natural hazards information should be implemented in order to improve resilience, locally and nationally. “Having hazard resilient communities requires in the first instance that our hazard management systems are themselves more resilient. This will be aided by being more strategically organised and focused, and our operational activities being more integrated, cohesive and ultimately, effective” says Taranaki Regional Council Chief Executive Basil Chamberlain.