Risk and resilience decision-making projects

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 what organisations are doing to stay safe in New Zealand's seismically active environment, and what helps or hinders their earthquake risk reduction efforts. New Zealand is ranked the second riskiest ...
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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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