Lifelines reports and resources
This page contains various reports and resources which may be of use to lifeline utilities, lifeline groups, or CDEM officers working with lifelines utilities.
View a list of Lifelines websites
How to benefit from Lifelines Projects
Report by the Auckland Engineering Lifelines Group providing a framework by which utilities can apply lifelines projects results. To assist your utility in benefiting from lifelines projects.
How to benefit from Lifelines Projects report (.pdf 709kb)
Value of Lifeline Seismic Risk Mitigation in Christchurch (June 2012)
This report is about the substantial range of risk reduction and readiness steps taken by lifeline utilities in Christchurch over recent years to reduce the impact of earthquakes. The work leading to the report of the Christchurch Engineering Lifelines Group in the 1990s, Risks and Realities, is the foundation for much of the measures adopted. The mitigation work also helped facilitate improved emergency responses and recovery. The report shows that the costs of seismic risk mitigation in Christchurch will have been repaid many times over.
Value of Lifeline Seismic Risk Mitigation in Christchurch (June 2012) - full report (.pdf 392kb)
Value of Lifeline Seismic Risk Mitigation in Christchurch (June 2012) - summary version (.pdf 218kb)
Exercise Ruaumoko: Lifelines Sector Notes
This report was prepared by Tony Fenwick on behalf of the NZLC and the Auckland Engineering Lifelines Group to draw together the main lifeline-related experiences and learning points from Exercise Ruaumoko. The information in this report is intended to inform and enhance approaches to mitigation and preparedness for volcanic and other regional and national scale events. Specifically, it is hoped that these notes are useful for the next phases of work by individual lifeline utility companies, national and AELG Sector Groups and Ministries.
Exercise Ruaumoko: Lifeline Sector Notes (.pdf 700kb)
Summary Report on Research and Publications Related to Engineering Lifelines and Critical Infrastructure around the World
This report is the first in a series of reports that is designed to acquaint New Zealand National and Regional Engineering Lifeline Organisations with what is happening in the fields of Engineering Lifelines, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Infrastructure Resilience around the world.
It is intended that this report be updated on a periodic basis. The information on which this report is based does not change frequently. It is proposed to review all the websites examined for this report and search for new sites on a six monthly basis. If sufficient new information is found after six months a second report will be produced. If little information is found after this period of time a new report will be produced 12 months after the previous report.
Download Report No. 2 August 2010 (.doc 854kb)
Compiled by - Roger Crimp, for National Engineering Lifelines Committee New Zealand
The Ministry for the Environment has been doing work with Lifeline Groups in 2007 to increase awareness of the effects of climate change will have on lifeline utilities and other infrastructure.
View the MfE website on Lifelines and climate change: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/climate/sectors/engineering.html
Fast Moving Consumer Goods
The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector is vitally important for the economy, health and well being of the nation. It is because of this that MCDEM approaches the FMCG sector as a “lifeline” even though it is not legislated as a lifeline utility.
The FMCG sector is large and complex with many interdependencies, and maintaining food supply is an absolutely essential requirement for community wellbeing under emergency situations. As well as having significantly well developed plans for pandemic influenza, FMCG company’s just-in-time logistics operations are sustained with already well developed and tested business continuity plans. The support that CDEM Groups are expected to provide to the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector is comparable with the support that Groups are expected to provide to Lifeline Utilities within their region, regardless of the hazard.
Currently MCDEM is engaged with an FMCG working group which is developing a framework to guide planning and engagement between both sectors at national, regional and local levels. Once this framework is developed it will be promulgated throughout the CDEM sector.
View details of the Grocery Industries Pandemic Planning Seminar 2009