EQC earmarks $1 million for natural hazard resilience studies

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has awarded a total of $1 million to 13 researchers as part of its Biennial Grants programme that seeks to boost New Zealand’s resiliency against natural hazards.

According to the EQC, it wants natural hazard resilience to become embedded in all aspects of decision-making for homes, towns, and cities. One vital part of achieving this vision is to invest in research that will reduce vulnerability to natural hazard events. The Biennial Grants programme was initiated in 1989 and it was able to attract a record high of around 120 applicants this year.

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