Information by hazard:


Confluence: The rising danger provides some graphic imagery of the Spring 2019 flooding in Huntsville and Bracebridge, Ontario. Several locals are interviewed, providing their thoughts on the latest flooding and reminding us of the human element of natural hazards.

Welcome to ICLR

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is a world-class centre for multidisciplinary disaster prevention research and communication. ICLR is an independent, not-for-profit research institute founded by the insurance industry and affiliated with Western University, London, Ontario. The Institute’s mission is to reduce the loss of life and property caused by severe weather and earthquakes through the identification and support of sustained actions that improve society’s capacity to adapt to, anticipate, mitigate, withstand and recover from natural disasters.

Our Mandate

ICLR’s mandate is to confront the alarming increase in losses caused by natural disasters and to work to reduce disaster deaths, injuries and property damage. Disaster damage has been doubling every five to seven years since the 1960s, an alarming trend. The greatest tragedy is that many disaster losses are preventable. ICLR is committed to the development and communication of disaster prevention knowledge.

Profiled publications


NEW! Fire following earthquake in the Montreal region


NEW! Increasing High Wind Safety for Canadian Homes: A Foundational Document for Low-Rise Residential and Small Buildings

Focus on…

Sump pump systems, Backwater valves, Emergency generators, and Flood mapping

Protect your Home from…

Earthquake, Severe Wind, Basement Flooding, Snow & Ice Storms, Wildfire and Hail

Our Flipboard Magazines

Fault Lines

Fault lines, our Flipboard magazine on the latest earthquake-related news worldwide.


Interface, our Flipboard magazine on the latest wildfire-related news worldwide.


Confluence, our Flipboard magazine on the latest flood-related news worldwide.


Gradus, our Flipboard magazine on the latest climate change news worldwide.