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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
Released2013 01 01
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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