National Lifelines Forum 2007
The 2007 National Lifelines Forum was held on the 16-17 of October in Auckland.
This report shows the activities of Lifeline Groups from around the country and the NELC.
Presentations from the Forum
Review of Recent and Current Auckland Engineering Lifelines Group Projects
Kevin Loasby and Lisa Roberts will provided an overview of the outcomes of AELG projects undertaken over the past year, including the ‘Hotspots’ project and Exercise Marconi.
An update was given by Alan Walker on MCDEM’s infrastructure work programmes.
Jenna Rogers of MCDEM also provided a progress report on the project to update The Guide, with emphasis on Section 10, and reference to how this work aligns with the next generation of regional CDEM group plans.
Volcanic Impacts Study Group
This feature session included presentations on:
Adapting to Climate Change
Julie King and Warren Gray of the Ministry for the Environment presented findings from the four workshops held to date with Lifelines Groups, and outlined the latest information on projected climate change impacts.
Reviewing the lessons and recommendations from the NZ Lifelines Study Tours following the 1994 Northridge and 1995 Kobe earthquakes
Dave Brunsdon outlined the preliminary findings from the Wellington Lifelines Group project to look at how well the NZ lessons from the Northbridge and Kobe earthquakes have been taken on board by lifeline utility organisations. Review of Kobe and Northridge Earthquake
Representatives from the Canterbury, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa Lifelines Groups reported on the outcomes of their recent MCDEM-funded projects in relation to priority utility sites for response and recovery, reconnaissance plans and safe routes.
Fuel Supply Vulnerability and Contingency Planning
Lisa Roberts of AELG provided an overview of the Petroleum Contingency Plan that AELG is developing on behalf of the Auckland CDEM Group.
Mark Gordon presented on Stage 2 of the Petroleum Hazard Assessment undertaken for the Canterbury Engineering Lifelines Group.