Community response to natural hazard risk at Franz Josef Glacier

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Gough, J.; Johnston, D.M.; McSaveney, M.J. 1999 Community response to natural hazard risk at Franz Josef Glacier. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report 99/10 35 p.

Abstract: This report has been prepared as part of an Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences NSOF project entitled: Developing risk analysis for improving risk management. The purpose of the NSOF project is to examine a number of different risk analysis approaches that might be used for natural hazard risk management. The part of the project reported here examines the use of qualitative analysis of community perspectives as a means of establishing preferences for management options. The Franz Josef village area is known to be at risk from a number of natural hazard events. The two of most concern are; flooding of the Waiho River and major earthquake movement on the Alpine Fault. The current project examines the community's experience, understanding and awareness of natural hazard risk, their knowledge of the options available to them and their general concerns about the area. Issues of communication methods and information sources were also explored. (auth)