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Earthquake effect on tourism – Expert Q&A

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 15th, 2016.

Over the coming days and weeks the full impact of Monday morning’s Kaikoura earthquake will become apparent. We asked an expert in the effect of natural disasters on tourism what the recovery of this tourist town might look like. Dr Caroline Orchiston, Deputy Director, Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago How do natural disasters like […]

On the frontline in the Anthropocene – Bruce Glavovic

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 10th, 2016.

Disaster risk is escalating and coastal communities are on the frontline of the Anthropocene, writes Professor Bruce Glavovic – EQC Chair in Resilience and Natural Hazards Planning at Massey University. An excerpt (read in full): Human activities have made such a significant impact on the Earth since the 1800s -and post-World War 2 in particular […]

Resilience in wake of ongoing quakes – expert advice

John Kerr posted in on June 14th, 2011.

Continuing large aftershocks that shook Christchurch this week — the biggest a magnitude 6.3 quake — have caused significant damage to infrastructure and renewed distress among residents. The Science Media Centre received the following comment on the situation from a Christchurch-based risk assessment and disaster management expert. We will update our website with additional comments […]

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