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TitleA Canadian risk-based land-use guide: decision simulations
AuthorStruik, L C; Grieve, B; Jones, D J
SourceHazNet vol. 4, no. 2, 2013 p. 10-16
LinksOnline - En ligne (4.1 MB)
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20120449
PublisherCanadian Risk & Hazards Network
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsengineering geology; Health and Safety; land use; health hazards; floods; flood plains
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Quantitative risk assessment
AbstractSimulation exercises on decision making for development proposals in areas subject to natural hazard threats are being used to develop a risk-based land use guide. A simulation exercise at the Dr. Donald J. Rix Simulation Laboratory of the Justice Institute of BC led staff and interested parties from the City of New Westminster through a decision scenario for a development proposal in a flood plain. The scenario examined municipal needs in ensuring that a development be safe for the use intended. These needs were guided by a draft abridged risk-based land use guide that is under development by a consortium of experts in natural hazard resilience. The scenarios are being used to further develop the guide by determining the real-life needs of municipal staff.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
A team of partners used an emergency simulation laboratory to help municipal staff understand how they evaluate a land-use proposal for its hazard risk, and how they could do it better. The simulation used one of the real land-use proposals those staff had previously evaluated.

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