Update on fault

An update on the Alpine Fault resilience project will be provided in Queenstown this week during the South Island emergency management conference.

About 65 delegates from emergency management organisations across the South Island and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management are expected to attend the conference, being held today and tomorrow.

The focus would be on community resilience in readiness, response and recovering during an adverse event.

Conference chairman Chris Hawker, a regional manager/group controller for Emergency Management Otago, said the resort was a particularly relevant venue given its proximity to the Alpine Fault.

The resilience project update, being given tomorrow, was a collaborative research project involving the emergency management sector and the University of Otago Centre for Sustainability.

Mr Hawker said keynote speakers included Dr Pragati Gautama, who would talk about her experience of the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch.

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