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November 29, 2022Wellington

Tools for Disaster Risk Management

One of the four key priorities in the Sendai Framework is to understand disaster risk. Risk tools, that model the impact of natural hazards, can be used to quantify risk from disaster events and inform risk management strategies.
This plenary will provide an overview of two risk tools that have been developed in Aotearoa-New Zealand; RiskScape and MERIT and highlight through case-study examples how they have been used to inform disaster risk management. The plenary discussion will then provide an opportunity to discuss the suitability of such models to inform risk and resilience decision making.


Nick Horspool
Garry McDonald


This hybrid event represents a unique opportunity for representatives from government, academia, international institutions and private sector in New Zealand and Asia Pacific to share knowledge on the latest developments and local perspectives in disaster risk management.

Sessions will cover climate change adaptation, compound risks, disaster resilience, governance, indigenous perspective on risk, impact assessment, disaster risk financing, and impact-based forecasting.

The UR22 Wellington Satellite is hosted by GNS Science.

Event Info

  • Wellington

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Session 2

Climate Change Adaptation and Associated Financial Disclosures

  • N/A


Belinda Storey
Amelia Sharman
Ilan Noy