Emergency Management

We recently completed an Earthquake Commission (EQC) funded research investigated whether the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) has a role in how New Zealand organisations manage earthquake risk.

If you want to test whether your organisation is prepared for a crisis, just ask “What did we learn from scenario testing our crisis response plans?”

If you can’t answer, you are not prepared.

Tracy Hatton speaking on water resilience Tracy Hatton was recently interviewed by the Resilience Shift about the importance of water resilience. Resilient Organisations, in collaboration with the Resilience Shift recently published a resilience primer on potable water infrastructure.

EARTH EX – Global resilience exercise The virtual multi-sector global resilience exercise EARTH EX opens on 21 August 2019 and remains open to participate in any time through to the end of October. The ResOrgs team have registered and will be taking part in this exercise. and we encourage organisations to register and take part. …

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Bumpy roads to reconstruction In the latest issue of BRANZ’s Build Magazine, a recent QuakeCoRE project involving researchers from Resilient Organisations, the University of Auckland and Market Economics, address the question of what differentiates the earthquake rebuilding timeline of Christchurch from other places like Kobe following the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake and Los Angeles following …

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Queenstown Tourism Operators getting prepared By Erica Seville (Resilient Organisations) and Trevor Andrews (Emergency Management Otago) May 2019 This month, Erica Seville, spent an afternoon with the Queenstown Lakes district TORQUE group.  TORQUE (which stands for Tourism Operator Responders of Queenstown), brings together the largest tourism operators in the district, along with the Department of …

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Shakeout Preparedness Tips for Business New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is taking place on Thursday 18 October 2018 at 9:30 am. ShakeOut is held across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake, Drop, Cover and Hold – and to practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) …

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The inaugural ISCRAM (International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) Asia Pacific regional conference is being held in Wellington from the 4th to 7th November 2018, and Resilient Organisations is excited to be supporting the conference. The theme for the conference is Innovating for Resilience, and the programme will cover all of the …

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Improving Resilience to Natural Disasters: West Coast Lifelines Vulnerability and Interdependency David Elms, Ian McCahon and Rob Dewhirst have been taking a fresh approach to evaluating infrastructure resilience investment priorities for West Coast communities. By looking at the West Coast’s infrastructure as a system, they identify vulnerabilities that prevent ‘flow’ through that system and the …

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Incentivising organisational resilience Businesses need to believe they are going to be impacted, that they can reduce this impact through their own actions, and that it is an essential part of business to do so.  Those who believe these things invest in resilience.  However, it is not enough to rely on the ‘enlightenment’ of businesses to …

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