Natural Hazards

Nature can be a destructive force. Our science will prevent property damage and save lives.

We provide expert advice to inform disaster management and risk mitigation.

NIWA scientists scan Lake Tekapo with the aim of finding out if submarine landslides can create a tsunami hazard for the Lake Tekapo township and hydropower infrastructure.

Dr Joshu Mountjoy talks us through the technology involved with this multi-disciplinary project. Project funded by the Natural Hazards Research Platform.

Tofa Tafili Popese Leaana recounts living through a cyclone in the Samoan village of Sa'anapu.