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Late November/early December saw 3 of our PhD students pass their final oral exams. Click below to discover more information on Alan Kwok, Mina Adhikari, and Nancy Brown's amazing research.
In December the Joint Centre for Disaster Research welcomed a group of disaster response and policy leaders from the Ministry of Interior and Safety in the Republic of Korea.
Dr Raj Prasanna, of the JCDR, co-chaired at the inaugural ISCRAM Asia Pacific regional conference here in Wellington. With the help of many of our staff and students, the conference proved to be a great success.
Recent research investigating the 1868 tsunami and development of new tsunami evacuation zones provided a timely opportunity to organise a memorial event to commemorate the 150th anniversary on the Chatham Island.
The footage shot eventuated into a three-minute news-style report on the importance and effectiveness of community resilience as a way of managing and mitigating the impacts of disaster events.
Carol Stewart from JCDR and Graham Leonard from GNS contributed to an international, inter-agency field mission to the islands of Ambae, Maewo and Pentecost, Vanuatu to assess impacts of thick ashfalls from the ongoing eruption of Ambae.
In October a senior delegation of ten officials from the Colombo Municipal Council came to New Zealand to learn about New Zealand’s Waste Water (sewage) management.
This year’s National Emergency Management Conference was hosted in conjunction with the Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference and hit Wellington again in May.
In conjunctions with this year’s National Emergency Management Conference in May, members of the Centre involved with QuakeCoRE, hosted a workshop which was jointly hosted by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Australia, and Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
On the Friday following the National Emergency Management Conference, JCDR staff, in collaboration with QuakeCoRE hosted its second workshop, this time looking at ‘Wellington Resilience’.
In conjunction with the anniversary of the Īnangahua earthquake of 1968, David, Denise and Emily of the Centre joined a wider group of researchers on a field trip to explore the enduring role past disasters have on local communities.
In May, JCDR delegates joined members of GNS’ Risk and Society team for an overnight Hui-a-noho at Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt. The aim of the 2 days was gain further understanding of Vision Mātauranga and the benefit of its use by us as researchers.
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Last updated on Thursday 16 May 2019