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”

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”

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”

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”

El Nino-southern oscillation (ENSO) wind changes is too weak as expressed by its sea-level response in the western Pacific.

The Indonesian Throughflow (ITF) is an integral part of the global thermohaline circulation and climate system (see Gordon, 2001; Sprintall et al., 2001 for recent overviews), providing a low-latitude pathway for the transfer of warm, low-salinity Pacific waters into the Indian Ocean. The solid arrows represent north Pacific thermocline water; the dashed arrows are southContinue reading “El Nino-southern oscillation (ENSO) wind changes is too weak as expressed by its sea-level response in the western Pacific.”

Earthquake App Developed For Christchurch Assisting Cyclone-Struck Fiji

Tonkin + Taylor (T+T) climate change expert and Disaster Risk Reduction specialist, Bapon Fakhruddin, recently briefed a USAID workshop about the company’s Rapid Mapping and how it assisted Fiji in the wake of the March 2016 deadly tropical cyclone. “Cyclone Winston reminded us how vulnerable the South Pacific is. Scientific information alone can’t make FijiContinue reading “Earthquake App Developed For Christchurch Assisting Cyclone-Struck Fiji”