Risk and resilience decision-making

How can we make decisions that are robust no matter what the future holds?  How do we balance the pressing needs of today against the looming uncertainty of tomorrow?
We have worked on a number of projects that help organisations and communities balance competing objectives and navigate deep uncertainty, including the development of decision support tools, economic evaluation tools, and decision evaluation guidance.

Seismic resilience decision support tool

Seismic resilience decision support tool

 A prototype tool to guide decisions on where to invest time, effort, and resources to maximise improvements to seismic resilience.
Overview The 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence caused significant ...
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Economics of Resilient Infrastructure

Economics of Resilient Infrastructure

Economics of Resilient Infrastructure (EoRI) is a research project funded by the New Zealand government.  Running from 2012 – 2016, the EoRI project developed a suite of new models to: ...
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Disaster risk management evaluation

Disaster risk management evaluation

A framework for assessing and comparing disaster risk intervention options. This framework will help decision-makers assess intervention options such as policy changes, investments in physical infrastructure, land use ...
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Wellington Lifelines Resilience Programme Business Case

Wellington Lifelines Resilience Programme Business Case

Economic modelling of a Wellington Fault earthquake scenario to evaluate the effectiveness of infrastructure investment options. Resilient Organisations partnered with Market Economics and GNS Science to carry out economic modelling ...
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Uncertainty quantification of economic modelling

Uncertainty quantification of economic modelling

Improving our ability to understand and report on uncertainty related to economic modelling of disruption events.  Specifically, this project aims to develop a method for propagating uncertainty through the RiskScape-MERIT ...
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Building investment prioritisation framework

Building investment prioritisation framework

Resilient Organisations worked with a major New Zealand healthcare provider to develop a prioritisation framework for investment across a large portfolio of buildings. The framework considers building resilience from a ...
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Economics of fuel supply disruptions and mitigations

Economics of fuel supply disruptions and mitigations

Socio-economic analysis of fuel disruption scenarios in New Zealand. This project investigated how organisations and communities respond to fuel disruptions, modelling the economic impact of various fuel disruption scenarios and mitigation ...
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Understanding organisations’ perceptions of health & safety obligations

Understanding organisations’ perceptions of health & safety obligations

Understanding organisations’ perceptions of obligations under the NZ Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 in relation to seismic hazards.
Project overview Creating a resilient New Zealand requires ...
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Earthquake Prone Public Buildings

Earthquake Prone Public Buildings

Balancing life safety risks and community costs. A BRANZ funded project, working with local authorities to create advice and tools to help make decisions around earthquake-prone public buildings. The introduction of ...
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