T+T provides Dominica With EWS Support

With golden sands, azure-hued waters and temperature averages sitting nicely in the mid-20s, the island nation of Dominica in the Caribbean is a picturesque paradise you’d see on a postcard or a screensaver. It’s Dominica’s tropical location that gives it its paradise-like qualities. That same location however, leaves Dominica prone to hurricanes, high-wind, high-rainfall, earthquakes,Continue reading “T+T provides Dominica With EWS Support”

T+T Provides Indonesia With Rapid Mapping Support

When our principal early warning system expert, Bapon Fakhruddin was back in Indonesia last week, he was thanked personally by Deputy Minister, B. Wishnu Widjaja of the BNPB (Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure) for the support T+T provided after the Palu earthquake and tsunami. From NZ, our team of experts was able to useContinue reading “T+T Provides Indonesia With Rapid Mapping Support”

Benefits of Economic Assessment of Cyclone Early Warning Systems-A Case Study on Cyclone Evan in Samoa

Samoa is extremely exposed to natural hazards, particularly tropical cyclones and earthquake-generated tsunami. Some studies have put forth the position that adequate investment in early warning systems can contribute to the social and economic well-being of countries. However, in spite of these research findings there is still a lack of understanding on how to measureContinue reading “Benefits of Economic Assessment of Cyclone Early Warning Systems-A Case Study on Cyclone Evan in Samoa”

Extent and Evaluation of Vulnerability for Disaster Risk Reduction of Urban Nuku’alofa, Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga, its people, economy and day-to-day operability are extremely vulnerable to the perils of natural hazards and climate change. Indeed, Tonga is rated the second most at-risk nation in the Pacific. The aim of this study was to assess the urban resilience of Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa to the effects of climate changes and naturalContinue reading “Extent and Evaluation of Vulnerability for Disaster Risk Reduction of Urban Nuku’alofa, Tonga”

Understanding Risk Finance Pacific Forum – Vanuatu

The Understanding Risk Finance Pacific Forum was recently held in Vanuatu, with policymakers, financial risk managers and development partners from the region and around the globe converging upon Port Vila to strengthen regional collaboration in the Pacific. Co-organised by the Government of Vanuatu’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) and the World Bank’s DisasterContinue reading “Understanding Risk Finance Pacific Forum – Vanuatu”

Climate Resilience Transport System – Dream Cambodia Project a First for Asia

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) of Cambodia is executing the Asia Development Bank (ADB) financed “Rural Roads Improvement Project”, with Nordic Development Fund (NDF) providing parallel grant financing for Climate Change Adaptation Output (CCAO). The project is a first for Asia and ADB is keen to see the Kingdom of Cambodia pilot replicated inContinue reading “Climate Resilience Transport System – Dream Cambodia Project a First for Asia”

Dream Cambodia Project a First for Asia

Cambodia’s Climate Change Adaptation Output (CCAO) was a “dream project” for Tonkin + Taylor International’s Dr Bapon (Shm) Fakhruddin. In a first for any Asian country, the five-year Asian Development bank (ADB)-funded project took infrastructure asset management and development to micro levels, focusing on the risk resilience and welfare of Cambodia’s most isolated and at-riskContinue reading “Dream Cambodia Project a First for Asia”

Pacific’s Disabled to the Fore in Early Warning Systems

Better community engagement of at-risk communities, with a particular focus on the disabled, was up for discussion at a recent Pacific meteorological forum. The fourth Pacific Meteorological Council and second Pacific Meteorological Ministers Meeting (PMMM) was held in Honiara, Solomon Islands in mid-August. Reaching communities and ensuring that those most in need are provided withContinue reading “Pacific’s Disabled to the Fore in Early Warning Systems”

Kaikōura Earthquake Rapid Disaster Mapping

At 00:02:56 on 14 November 2016 a complex sequence of 21 fault ruptures with a combined magnitude of 7.8 Mw rocked Hurunui-Kaikōura, their collective energy tearing 250km northward at 7,200 kilometres per hour. The seismic leviathan lasted some two minutes. Fortunately deaths and injuries were few, however, daily life became unrecognisable for thousands of residents.Continue reading “Kaikōura Earthquake Rapid Disaster Mapping”

Cresting the Wave: EWS Success For T+T in Fiji

Dr Bapon Fakhruddin’s dedication to creating natural hazards resilient communities across the Asia-Pacific region has been rewarded yet again – this time in Fiji. Thanks to his expertise and commitment, Tonkin + Taylor International has beaten off stiff competition to be awarded the Fiji Government contract for the design of a tsunami early warning disseminationContinue reading “Cresting the Wave: EWS Success For T+T in Fiji”