ICLR has established itself as the national leader in the development of research and resources to reduce the risk of natural hazards to people and property in Canada. Materials generated by ICLR researchers and staff have been used widely by insurers, all levels of government and non-government groups engaged in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

ICLR’s Quick Response Program

ICLR’s Quick Response Program was designed to allow social, behavourial and economic scientists to quickly deploy to a disaster-affected area in the aftermath of a flood, extreme weather event or earthquake to collect perishable data. In addition to expanding academic knowledge, funded researchers submit brief reports that make preliminary analyses of recent events available to ICLR’s multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and educators as well as other interested parties. The program promotes innovation in disaster research by favoring students, new researchers, and novel areas of study.

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Previous Quick Response reports

Sulawesi, Indonesia earthquake and tsunami (September 2018)

Earthquake-Tsunami Damage Survey for the 2018 Sulawesi Indonesia Earthquake
Earthquake-Tsunami Damage Survey for the 2018 Sulawesi Indonesia Earthquake Katsuichiro Goda, Associate Professor, Departments of Earth Sciences and Statistical and ...
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New Brunswick floods (Spring 2018)

Title: Local, Regional and Provincial Governance and Response to Extreme Weather Events (spring floods) – Crisis and Post-crisis Management and Resilience Building – in New Brunswick
Title: Local, Regional and Provincial Governance and Response to Extreme Weather Events (spring floods) – Crisis and Post-crisis Management and ...
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Local Government Climate Change Resilience: Exploring the Role of Adaptation Planning for Flood Preparedness in Fredericton, New Brunswick
Local Government Climate Change Resilience: Exploring the Role of Adaptation Planning for Flood Preparedness in Fredericton, New BrunswickS. Jeff Birchall, ...
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Tsunamis evacuation (January 2018)

What’s that sound: Public & Official Perceptions of the January 2018 Tsunami Warning and Evacuation in the Alberni Valley
What’s that sound: Public & Official Perceptions of the January 2018 Tsunami Warning and Evacuation in the Alberni Valley ...
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British Columbia wildfires (2017)

Improving Cooperation and Reducing Conflict in First Nations Wildfire Management
Improving Cooperation and Reducing Conflict in First Nations Wildfire Management Principal Investigator (PI): Jocelyn Stacey, Assistant Professor, Allard School of ...
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Kamloops as host city: 2017 Wildfires in British Columbia: Response-Generated Demands in the City of Kamloops
Kamloops as host city: 2017 Wildfires in British Columbia: Response-Generated Demands in the City of Kamloops ...
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Fort McMurray wildfire (May 2016)

Wildfire Evacuation Perspectives_Wood Buffalo, Alberta 2016
Wildfire Evacuation Perspectives – Wood Buffalo, Alberta 2016 Tara K. McGee, PhD, University of Alberta ...
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Rebuilding Fort McMurray_A snapshot of the role planners can play in the rebuilding efforts
Rebuilding Fort McMurray: A snapshot of the role planners can play in the rebuilding efforts Leith Deacon, PhD, University of ...
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Rapid Impact Assessment of Fort McMurray Wildfire
Rapid Impact Assessment of Fort McMurray Wildfire The research team: Dr. Rafat Alam, Assistant Professor, Economics, MacEwan University Dr. Shahidul ...
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Post_Traumatic Stress Among Evacuees from the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires
Post-Traumatic Stress among Evacuees from the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires Genevieve Belleville, Ph.D. - School of Psychology, Laval University, Quebec, ...
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Research Papers

Follow this link to the Library page for more Research papers by ICLR. Our research papers cover Flood, Hail, Earthquake, Wind, Wildfire, and many other research topics.