The Institute seeks to strengthen awareness of the risks associated with natural hazards. Each month, ICLR hosts a Webinar centring on current research and industry issues related to natural hazards. Slides from the webinars are then posted on the Institute’s website and recordings of the sessions are uploaded to ICLR”s YouTube Channel.

Friday Forums Archive

Thoughts on Living With Fire in Canada’s Forests – Marty Alexander, PhD, RDF, May 15, 2020.

A National Earthquake Risk Profile for Canada – Murray Journeay, Geological Survey of Canada, April 17, 2020.

Science-based wildfire management in Ontario – Colin McFayden & Dan Johnson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, February 14, 2020.

Canada’s 6th Generation Seismic Hazard Model: New insights on seismic hazard in Canada – Michael Kolaj et al, Natural Resources Canada, January 24, 2020.

Near-Earth Asteroid Impact: A Rare but Interesting Hazard – Clark R. Chapman, Southwest Research Institute, December 13, 2019.

ICLR PERC Fire webinar – PERC Introduction -Michael Szönyi – Flood Resilience Program Lead, Zurich Insurance Group, November 22, 2019.

Reducing the risk of extreme wind induced damage – Girma T. Bitsuamlak, SHARCNET, WindEEE Research Institute, University of Western Ontario, September 20, 2019.

The Business Case for Disaster Preparation: Lower Societal Total Cost of Ownership – Keith Porter, University of Colorado Boulder and SPA Risk LLC, August 23, 2019.

The Northern Tornadoes Project: Identifying Every Tornado in Canada – Gregory A. Kopp, University of Western Ontario, July 19 2009.

Canada’s Changing Climate Report – Nathan Gillett and Xuebin Zhang , Environment and Climate Change Canada, June 14, 2019

Modelling Future Flood Risk Across Canada Under Climate Change – Slobodan Simonovic, Western University/ICLR, May 31, 2019

2019 Hurricane season forecast briefing – Bob Robitaille, Canadian Hurricane Centre May 30, 2019

Wildfire Season Forecast – Richard Carr, Wildland Fire Research Analyst, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada

Wildfire Catastrophe Modeling: Analytics for a New Peak Peril -Chris Folkman , Senior Director of product management at RMS, April 26, 2019.

Hail: Challenges, Solutions and Future Prospects – Julian Brimelow, Meteorological Service of Canada, March 22, 2019

Robust impact patterns: an approach to account for uncertainties in local sea-level rise vulnerability assessments – Jackie Yip, University of B.C., February 22, 2019

TRCA Flood Risk Assessment Project – Rebecca Elliott, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, January 25, 2019

January 2005 – The United Firefighting Initiative; Roger Schroeder and Darren Hutchinson; Extreme Fire Services and Quintech Fire Services (PDF)

September 2005 – A Behind the Scenes Look at the Weather Network; Ron Bianchi; The Weather Network (PDF)

October 2005 – Fortified… For Safer Living; Chuck Vance; Institute for Business and Home Safety (PDF)

November 2005 – Some observations of damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Dennis; Greg Kopp; University of Western Ontario (PDF)


2nd Basement Flood Symposium Agenda

Symposium overview – Dan Sandink, Manager, Resilient Communities & Research, ICLR

Keeping basements dry: It’s all in the risk – Prof. Ted Kesik, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto

Flood reduction strategies in Ottawa – Eric Tousignant, Senior Water Resources Engineer, City of Ottawa

Basement flooding: Windsor’s approach to floodingA presentation of our city’s reduction measures and successes – Mario Sonego, City Engineer & Corporate Leader of Public Works, Parks and Facilities, City of Windsor

Basement flood risk reduction in Winnipeg – Charles Boulet, Senior Project Engineer, City of Winnipeg

The perfect storm: New development, high infiltration/inflow and a 1,000+ year storm – Chris Gainham, Senior Project Manager, City of Hamilton

Damage is in the details – Murray Pound, President, Gold Seal Homes, Carstairs, Alberta

Weeping tile disconnection to reduce the impact of basement flooding – Kyle Chambers, Environmental Service Engineer, City of London

Reducing risk and building resiliency: The Credit River Watershed story – Christine Zimmer, Senior Manager, Watershed Protection and Restoration, Credit Valley Conservation

Giving incentives to save: Kitchener’s stormwater credit program – Matt Wilson, Engineering Technologist, City of Kitchener

Assessing climate change risk to stormwater and wastewater infrastructure – Marvin Ingebrigtsen, Technical Analyst Infrastructure Programs, City of Welland