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TitleAssessing the risks from natural hazard events
AuthorWojtarowicz, M; Hastings, N; Nastev, M
SourceInnovation: Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC vol. 16, no. 4, 2012 p. 44
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20120037
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Ontario; Quebec
AreaNorth Vancouver; Quebec City; Ottawa; Montreal
Subjectsengineering geology; health hazards; seismic risk; earthquake risk; earthquakes; floods; geological hazards
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgramQuantitative risk assessment, Public Safety Geoscience
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.