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
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.
More flood than meets the eye: The role of groundwater in the June 2013 Alberta floods – Jason M. Abboud, Dr. M. Cathryn Ryan, Dr. Gerald D. Osborn, Department of Geoscience University of Calgary, December 7, 2018
Rising sea level is not a flooding event; John Englander, International Sea Level Institute
January 2015 – Tornado’s impact: Eyes on the ground; Greg Johnson; Tornado Hunter (Prezi file, available on request)
Nov – The Wind Engineering Energy and Environment (WindEEE) Dome; Horia Hangan (PDF)
March 2008 – How Geomatics Research contributes to loss reduction: the GEOIDE Experience; Nick Chrisman; University of Laval (PDF)
April 2008 – Mould Spy – The development of a novel sensor for in-situ monitoring of hidden mould growth in building envelopes; Eric Savory; UWO (PDF)
June 2006 – The Peterborough Flood; Malcolm Hunt; City of Peterborough (PDF)
June 2006 – After the Flood, Peterborough and You: What happened and the Implications for your Industry; City of Peterborough (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)
February 2001 – Four Seasons of Damaging Storms in Canada; Mike Leduc; Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada (PDF)
July 2000 – Canadian Weather Research Program; Jim Abraham; Environment Canada (PDF)
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
Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director, ICLR (moderator)
Bob Dorion, Vice President, Claims, Peace Hills Insurance
Ian McKay, Dir. Claims Prop. Appraisal Field Ops, Northbridge Insurance
Troy Bourassa, Director, Claims, Albert Motor Association
Canadian Seismic Risk Network http://csrn.mcgill.ca/main.html
Earthquakes Canada – Natural Resources Canada www.earthquakescanada.ca
Working group on Seismic Hazard Microzonation in the Ottawa Region http://http-server.carleton.ca/~dariush/Microzonation/main.html
CMOS Online Congress 2020
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 54th Congress, Session 11 – Interdisciplinary and Climate Research on Resilience
The global climate is changing, and Canada is warming at about twice the rate of the planet. The World Economic Forum 2020 Global Risk Report, for the next 10 years, ranked extreme weather events and climate action failure to mitigate and adapt as two of the most likely and impacting risks. In addition, all WEF reports over the past decade have identified water crises, food and human security as risks of highest concern into the future. To reduce the impacts on Canadians and all societies there is need to address these issues through interdisciplinary and climate research to inform the development of resilient societies. This session will have presentations on the extreme events in the future climate and an example of fundamental science on greenhouse effects. Presentations will address the need to understand our interactions with the natural environment including water and ecosystem services, and how the knowledge of Indigenous and Western science can work together to effectively address these issues. The importance of ensuring that Canadian National Climate Archives preserve reliable historical records and provide better access to and the communications of climate information and how the utilization of novel methods like machine learning that use new sources of data like social media can enhance weather and climate communication will be examined in other presentations. As the extreme events increase, there is need to go from risk to resilience and use science to build resilient communities. In addressing these issues effectively, estimates of the costs of climate change for Canada and a Canadian perspective on achieving net zero emissions and impacts are essential. The Session will provide interesting and varied scientific perspectives on Building Societal Resilience to Changing Weather, Climate and Environment, the overall theme of CMOS Congress 2020.