Managing natural hazard risk in New Zealand – towards more resilient communities

A think piece for local and central government and others with a role in managing natural hazards.

Two core ideas dominate natural hazards management:

  1. the need for issue and place-specific responses; and
  2. the need for integration and collaboration to develop and deliver those effective responses across the many players with a role to play.

Yet integration and collaboration are a great deal easier to require than they are to deliver. That is a key challenge.

There are myriad issues – this paper takes a helicopter view to progress a conversation.

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