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Canada’s emergency management and climate adaptation landscape is set to be revolutionized at CEPCA 2024 this September. As natural disasters rise, the need for a unified approach has never been greater. This event, led by experts in emergency preparedness and climate adaptation, aims to foster collaboration, break down silos, and create resilient infrastructure and communities. Attendees will explore innovative climate technologies, enhance emergency response efforts, and engage in knowledge exchange across provinces. By prioritizing Indigenous traditions, we will ensure sustainable solutions to the climate crisis.

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The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is a world-class centre for multi-disciplinary disaster prevention research and communication. ICLR was established by Canada’s property and casualty (p&c) insurance industry as an independent, not-for-profit research institute affiliated with Western University. Institute staff and research associates are international leaders in wind and seismic engineering, atmospheric science, risk perception, hydrology, economics, geography, health sciences, public policy and a number of other disciplines.

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

Earthquake

Fire following earthquake in the Vancouver region

Mind your business commercial bulletins

Bulletins that focus on commercial risk reduction

Focus on…

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

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

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

Confluence

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

Gradus

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

Other ICLR websites and microsites