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TitleAssessing the risks from natural hazard events
AuthorWojtarowicz, M; Hastings, NORCID logo; Nastev, MORCID logo
SourceInnovation: Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC vol. 16, no. 4, 2012 p. 44 Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20120037
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Ontario; Quebec
AreaNorth Vancouver; Ottawa; Montreal
Subjectsengineering geology; Health and Safety; health hazards; seismic risk; earthquake risk; earthquakes; floods
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Quantitative risk assessment
Released2012 01 01
AbstractNatural Resources Canada (NRCan) is adapting the US Federal Emergency Management Agency's loss estimation methodology, Hazus, for use in Canada. Hazus is a GIS-based tool that models physical damage and economic and social losses from natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. NRCan, in collaboration with partners, has adapted Hazus so users can run earthquake loss assessment studies in Canada. Potential for adaptation of the flood module is being scoped in collaboration with Public Safety Canada and Environment Canada. Hazus is being tested and validated through two case studies: North Vancouver (urban community), and the Quebec City-Ottawa region (infrastructure corridor). One of the challenges is ensuring the accuracy of the input data: hazards, assets exposed to loss, and respective vulnerabilities.

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