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Greymouth

In the aftermath of April’s destructive winds on the West Coast associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Ita, NIWA surveyed damage to 230 buildings in Cobden and Blaketown in Greymouth.

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Vietnam

A Dam and Downstream Community Safety Initiative (DDCSI) project is currently underway in Vietnam. The NZ Aid Programme funded project is a partnership between GNS Science, Damwatch NZ and the Water Resources University (WRU) of Viet Nam.

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Fiji

In January 2009 and again in March 2012, areas of Fiji were inundated by devastating floods which claimed over 15 lives, caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage and affected the lives of more than 150,000 people.

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Christchurch

Christchurch City Council used RiskScape to choose a cost-effective way to reduce flood risk on the newly rebuilt Avon Precinct. RiskScape also identified how to reduce losses to residential property in Mairehau by 70%.

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