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TitleWay forward for risk assessment tools in Canada
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorLyle, T S; Hund, S V
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8255, 2017, 103 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectshydrogeology; geophysics; environmental geology; floods; flood potential; hydrologic environment; planning; seismic risk; earthquakes; meteorology; climate; coastal environment; landslides; debris flows; slope failures; governments; planning; mapping techniques; Hazus Canada; Rapid Risk Evaluation - Flood (ER2-Flood); Rapid Risk Evaluation - Earthquake (ER2-Earthquake); RiskScape; InaSAFE; Vizonomy-ASTERRA; Global Earthquake Model (GEM)/OpenQuake; LIRA; Natural hazards; Hydrology; Infrastructures; Information systems; Forest fires; Drought; Storms
Illustrationsphotographs; diagrams; schematic representations; graphs; charts; flow diagrams; location maps; pie charts; figures; screen captures; sketch maps; bar graphs; tables
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Quantitative risk assessment project
Released2017 07 12
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The following report was written under an NRCan contract with Ebbwater Consulting and provides a review of existing quantitative risk management tools, and a strategic plan to ensure risk assessment tools are available and provide a Way Forward for Risk Assessment Tools in Canada. Quantitative Risk Assessment is used to understand and mitigate present and future damages, to create risk management strategies that are cost effective and community supported, and to help plan for financial investments in risk mitigation. Quantitative risk assessment tools such as Hazus Canada along with other risk assessment tools were reviewed and evaluated as part of this report. The report interviewed and reports on findings from almost 50 professionals across the country working in natural hazard risk mitigation. The report shows there is a need for federally supported program to help lower-level governments prepare and use quantitative risk assessment. A need to support a variety of risk assessment tools and a need to create and support the building blocks of natural hazard risk assessment.

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