Knowledge base

National Science Challenge: Resilience to Nature's Challenges Advisory Group

Water New Zealand’s technical team are part of the Advisory Group for the “Distributed Infrastructure” work stream of the Resilience Challenge. This is one of the government funded National Science Challenges that aims to develop and apply new scientific solutions to transform our preparedness, response, recovery and “bounce-back” from our wide diversity of natural hazards. This is a collaborative project across a wide range of research institutions, and a key part of this process is the development of outcomes shaped by stakeholder or ‘co-creation’.

The aim of the Distributed Infrastructure work stream is to develop an improved understanding of the resilience of spatially-distributed infrastructure networks to extreme natural hazards, with a focus on incorporating network functionality modelling into this work. More information on the wider challenge can be found at

Update 2019 meeting 

The wiki page is available here with the associated summaries. 

The reports from the Deep South projects on coastal and flood effects are available from the deep south  website (scroll down for the reports). 

DSC Impacts & Implications Research Project 

RNC Projects - Built Environment