Volcanic Ash Impacts

Living on a volcanic plateau, much of our work has focused on understanding our infrastructure vulnerability to volcanic hazards and improving our ability to respond and recover.

Feel free to download the Volcanic Ash Impact Reports from the document library below: 

DateNameDescription
27 May 2014Urban Cleanup Operations PosterAdvice for urban clean up during and after a volcanic ashfall.
27 May 2014Facility Managers: Buildings PosterAdvice for building managers to continue operation during volcanic ashfall.
27 May 2014Facility Manager: Computers Electronics PosterAdvice on maintaining the integrity of computing and other electronic equipment during volcanic ashfall.
27 May 2014Facility Managers Generators and HVAC PosterAdvice on maintaining the integrity of generators and HVAC equipmenbt during volcanic ashfall.
20 Sep 2013Power Plant Operators PosterAdvice for Power Plant Operators in volcanic ash events.
28 May 2013Power Transmission Distribution Operators PosterAdvice for Power Transmission and Distribution System Operators in volcanic ash events.
7 Feb 2013Roading Managers PosterAdvice for Roading Managers in volcanic ash events.
27 May 2014Airport Operators PosterAdvice for airport managers during volcanic ash events.
20 Jan 2013Wastewater Managers PosterAdvice for wastewater managers during volcanic ash events.
20 Jan 2013Water Supply Managers PosterAdvice for Water Supply Managers during volcanic ash events.
22 Sep 2009Volcanic Ash Impact of Ash on Electricity, Telecommunications, Broadcasting NetworksA research report to assess the impact of volcanic ash on Auckland's eletricity/telecommunications / broadcasting sector.
10 Dec 2004Health and Safety Impacts of Volcanic Ash reportProvides information to allow agencies to understand the health and safety issues for their staff working in a volcanic ash environment and provides advice on steps employers and staff can take to keep themselves safe in varying levels of ash exposure (e.g. what safety equipment is needed; what safety procedures need to be followed).
25 Aug 2004Volcanic Ash Impacts on Auckland's Water SupplyThis report carried out research and modeling to assess the impact of volcanic ash and the chemical compounds on Auckland's water supply. A number of mitigation measures were recommended.
1 May 2001Ash Impacts of Lifelines, Collection/ Disposal IssuesThis was one of the earlier AELG studies which looked at the impacts of ash on lifeline utilities (much of this work has been superceded by the above reports). The report also looked at the likely quantity and properties of ash that may require removal and clean-up from the Auckland region, identified methods of collecting and transporting ash and related environmental and legal issues.