Natural hazards risk modelling : an approach providing risk management solutions for local government

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Pondard, N.; Daly, M.C. 2011 Natural hazards risk modelling : an approach providing risk management solutions for local government. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. GNS Science miscellaneous series 38 9 p.

Abstract: Infrequent, highly severe events such as earthquakes, floods and other natural hazards can cause significant casualties, property damage and business interruption to communities, ultimately impacting people, the economy, the environment, and the long-term development of a region. Quantitative risk modelling helps to get a more comprehensive insight into such hazards and their socio-economic consequences. It contributes to better risk management through: a) a clearer understanding of geographical concentrations of natural hazard risks, b) quantification of potential physical damage, business interruption and casualties, and c) identification of key risk drivers. This approach provides risk intelligence to assist local government to make more informed decisions. (auth)