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“Bridging science and society: Gordon McBean receives Order of Canada for his climate change work”. Canadian Underwriter
“Citizen Participation in Flood Reduction Planning: Lessons from Peterborough, Ontario after 5 years”. Municipal World
“Taming the Big Bad Wolf: An eyewitness account of the damage caused by the Vaughan tornadoes”, Canadian Underwriter
“More Stresses, More Strains, More Costs Dealing With Climate Change and Infrastructure”, Milestones (Ontario Good Roads Association
CatTales is the e-newsletter of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. Each link below leads to a PDF document that can be read online.
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Dr. Slobodan P. Simonovic: The main goal of this text is to introduce the systems approach to the disaster management community as an alternative approach that can provide support for interdisciplinary activities involved in the management of disasters. The systems approach draws on the fields of operations research and economics to create skills in solving complex management problems.
NEW BOOK: With Wind Wizard, Siobhan Roberts brings us the story of Dr. Alan Davenport (1932-2009), UWO and ICLR’s past Chairman of Research, and the father of modern wind engineering.
Dr. Slobodan P. Simonovic: Flood risk management is presented in this book as a framework for identifying, assessing and prioritizing climate-related risks and developing appropriate adaptation responses. Rigorous assessment is employed to determine the available probabilistic and fuzzy set-based analytic tools, when each is appropriate and how to apply them to practical problems. Academic researchers in the fields of hydrology, climate change, environmental science and policy and risk assessment, and professionals and policy-makers working in hazard mitigation, water resources engineering and environmental economics, will find this an invaluable resource.
Slobodan P. Simonovic: Managing Water Resources: Methods and Tools for a Systems Approach (Earthscan, 2009) Water resources management is increasingly interdisciplinary and must take into account complex socioeconomic factors and environmental variables. This book describes the ‘systems approach’ and its application to contemporary water resources management, focusing on three main sets of tools: simulation, optimization and multi-objective analysis.
Wildfire Research Papers
Development Permits: An emerging policy instrument for local governments to manage interface fire risk in a climate change
Hail Research Papers
Flood Research Papers
Wind Research Papers
Increasing High Wind Safety for Canadian Homes: A Foundational Document for Low-Rise Residential and Small Buildings
Améliorer la résistance des résidences canadiennes aux vents violents : Document de base pour les bâtiments résidentiels de faible hauteur et les petits bâtiments
Communicating Hurricane Risk in Eastern Canada: Enhancing the communication lines between the Canadian Hurricane Centre, municipalities and insurers
Brenda Murphy (principal investigator), Wilfrid Laurier University
Leanna Falkiner, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Gordon McBean, Departments of Geography and Political Science, The University of Western Ontario
Holly Doland, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
Paul Kovacs, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 43
David A. Etkin (corresponding author)
Adaptation and Impacts Research Group, Environment Canada
Soren E. Brun
North Carolina Dep’t. of Transport GIS Unit
Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Institute for Environment Studies, University of Toronto
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 20
Earthquake Research Papers
Executive Director, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Adjunct Research Professor, Economics, Univ. of Western Ontario
Manager, Research, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 39
Other Research Papers
Psychosocial Aspects of Disaster Recovery: Integrating Communities into Disaster Planning and Policy Making