Fuel supply outages (NZ)


This study used the Non-Spatial MERIT tool to evaluate the economic consequences of fuel outage scenarios, with and without mitigation options, to better understand the impact of disruption and the potential value of mitigation actions for New Zealand.

Development of reference economic futures

In this project, we developed three reference future economic futures. These three scenarios span a wide range of potential world economic pathways and allow testing out possible disaster preparedness and mitigation measures - to ensure that we are making robust decisions - no matter what the future holds.

Online tool for rapid economic evaluation of road closure scenarios

An online version of the Non-Spatial MERIT tool was developed under funding from NZTA as part of a wider package of tools for assessing the economic impacts associated with an outage in the State Highway network.

Impact on central government productivity (NZ)

A project examining the productivity impacts of a major disruption on New Zealand Government agencies based in Wellington. It included running a simulation of an Alpine Fault earthquake event and evaluating the economic consequences using the MERIT tool..

Wellington Resilience Programme Business Case (PBC)

The MERIT tool, together with the Riskscape damage and loss modelling tool, was used to evaluate the wider economic benefits different infrastructure investment options would have.

Other projects

  • Water services outage, Auckland, NZ

    This was a single-infrastructure outage case study undertaken under the ERI programme to test and refine the Non-Spatial MERIT tool.. The pilot study was developed in collaboration with Watercare and involved a hypothetical scenario of significant interruption in water service provision in Auckland.

  • Electricity transmission outage, Auckland, NZ

    This study was part of the ERI programme, using the Interoperability MERIT tool to assess a short-term outage associated with an electricity transmission outage in the Auckland Region. (Client: Vector/Transpower)

  • Transportation disruptions following the Kaikoura earthquake, NZ

    The Non-Spatial MERIT tool was used immediately following the event to gauge the scale and extent of the likely disruption to transport as well as to evaluate alternative road-opening options. (Client: Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)

  • Alpine Fault earthquke, NZ

    This ongoing case study, applying the Non-Spatial MERIT tool, examines the economic consequences of a magnitude 8 earthquake on the South Island's Alpine Fault. This is the first study involving multiple infrastructure failures to be undertaken in the ERI programme. (Client: Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management)

  • Economics hotspot analysis, Waikato, NZ

    This analysis is aimed at identifying limiting factors in the region's economy, that if disrupted, could have significant socio-economic flow-on effects to both the Waikato and New Zealand economies. (Client: Waikato Regional Council, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)

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