UR22 | Wellington Satellite Hub | 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 provides 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 provides an opportunity to discuss the suitability of such models to inform risk and resilience decision making.

Nick Horspool - Senior Disaster Risk Scientist, GNS Science
Garry McDonald - Director, MEResearch
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