SCIRT launches learning legacy website
The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has launched a Learning Legacy website, documenting the role of the organisation and the valuable lessons that have been learnt during its post-disaster recovery operations.
SCIRT was established in 2011, tasked with managing the repairs to horizontal infrastructure following a series of earthquakes which devastated Christchurch, New Zealand.
It was allocated NZ$2.2 billion (AU$2.03 billion) to fund the management of around 700 projects across the city including repairing and rebuilding underground sewerage, stormwater, and fresh water pipes, rebuilding wastewater pump stations as well as roads, bridges and retaining walls.
The New Zealand Government and the Christchurch City Council, which co-funds the organisation, have supported the new Learning Legacy site so the city can share the knowledge gathered with the rest of the country and help equip other leaders and communities around the world to prepare for and deal with similar events.
The site features about 70 items, with more to be added over the coming month.
It has been developed by SCIRT in conjunction with the University of Canterbury Quake Centre, UC CEISMIC and Resilient Organisations.
Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel said “The SCIRT Learning Legacy website is not only a great source of information for international organisations about being prepared for an event of this magnitude, but also for local people to understand a crucial part of the city’s recovery from the earthquakes.”
For more information visit the SCIRT Learning Legacy website.
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