National Lifelines Forum 2009

The 2009 National Lifelines Forum was held in Christchurch on October 7-8 at the Holiday Inn on Avon, with site visits to Orion’s offices and operational facilities, the Canterbury CDEM Group Emergency Coordination Centre and University of Canterbury’s High Voltage Lab. The forum was attended by more people than ever before with a 20% increase in registrants from 2008 and with representatives from Lifeline Utilities, Lifeline Groups, NELC member agencies, Central Government, Emergency Services and research institutes.

Key Points from the 2009 National Lifelines Forum

Download a summary document (pdf) of the key points and issues that were raised at the forum.

Presentations from the Forum (in PDF format)

Status Report from Lifelines Groups and National Utilities

This report shows the activities of Lifeline Groups from around the country and the NELC:

Annual Activity Summary and Status report

Volcanic Impacts Study Group Summary and Update

Brief report from the Volcanic Impacts Study Group on their recent activities – David Johnston

VISG Update Johnston 09


Explanation of GeoNet and the GeoNet website – Brad Scott

Scott GeoNet

Update on Lifelines and Infrastructure

Infrastructure Resilience planning at national level – David Brunsdon

Brunsdon Infrastructure Resilience

Work by the Auckland Engineering Lifelines Group towards updating their original project - Lisa Roberts

Roberts AELG 20

The focus of the Canterbury Lifeline Utilities Group – Mark Gordon

Gordon Canterbury

Lifeline Utility Information Management

Update on the Lifeline Information Portal being developed jointly by Manawatu–Wanganui and Hawke’s Bay CDEM and Engineering Lifelines Groups to communicate lifeline utility status information - Adrienne Bonnington

Bonnington Lifelines Portal AEGIS Map Prototype

Understanding Dependence on Electricity, and Contingency Planning for Outages

Lessons from Canterbury’s Exercise Pandora, based on a regional power outage – Jon Mitchell

Mitchell Pandora 09

The key elements of a regional power contingency plan: summary of the Northland Power Contingency Plan currently being prepared – Lisa Roberts

Roberts Northland Lifelines

Case Study: Orion NZ’s Resilience Planning

Orion will give an overview of their resilience planning focus and implementation strategies.

ODonnell Orion Resilience planning

Issues and Lessons for Lifelines from the April 2009 L’Aquila earthquake in Italy - Sonia Giovinazzi

Giovinazzi L'Aquila Earthquake

International Lifelines Research and Developments

A summary of key points from the recent US Technical Council for Lifeline Earthquake Engineering conference - Dave Brunsdon and Brian Park.

Brunsdon Park TCLEE

TCLEE 09 Summary Report

Case Study: Watercare Services Ltd’s Resilience Initiatives

Overview of Watercare’s recent, current and proposed resilience initiatives, including addressing matters arising from Exercise Ruaumoko – Brian Park

Park Watercare

New Gas Critical Contingency Operator Arrangements

Overview of the new Vector gas Critical Contingency Operator

(CCO) arrangements to achieve the effective management of critical gas outages and other security of supply contingencies – Steve Ilkovics

Ilkovics Critical Contingency Operator

Fuel Supply Contingency Planning

An update on the National CDEM Fuel Contingency Plan - Mark Constable

Constable National CDEM Fuel Planning

Climate Change

Update on climate change impacts and adaptation activities - Jacqui Yeates and Warren Gray

Gray MfE Climate Change

Outline progress on the FRST research project Climate Change Impacts on the Urban Built Environment and Infrastructure – Andrew Tait


MCDEM’s Infrastructure Programme for 2009/10

Overview of current MCDEM infrastructure initiatives, including: Lifeline Utility Co-ordination arrangements, CDEM competency framework, National Exercise Programme – Mark Constable

MCDEM Lifeline Activities 2009 2010

Monitoring and Evaluation for the Lifeline Utility Sector – Jo Horrocks

Horrocks CDEM Monitoring Evaluation

Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluation

Process and the need for Lifeline utilities to put specific arrangements in place – Dave Brunsdon

Brunsdon Post Disaster Building Safety Evaluation Overview