The Value of Lifeline Seismic Risk Mitigation in Christchurch

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 many of the measures adopted. Seismic mitigation undertaken by Christchurch lifelines since Risks and Realities has served Christchurch well in reducing losses and facilitating emergency responses and recovery.

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