|Title||A Canadian risk-based land-use guide: decision simulations|
|Author||Struik, L C; Grieve, B; Jones, D J|
|Source||HazNet vol. 4, no. 2, 2013 p. 10-16|
|Links||Online - En ligne (4.1 MB)|
|Alt Series||Earth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20120449|
|Publisher||Canadian Risk & Hazards Network|
|Subjects||engineering geology; land use; health hazards; floods; flood plains; geological hazards|
|Program||Quantitative risk assessment, Public Safety Geoscience|
|Abstract||Simulation 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.