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

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