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TitreAssessing the risks from natural hazard events
AuteurWojtarowicz, M; Hastings, N; Nastev, M
SourceInnovation: Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC vol. 16, no. 4, 2012 p. 44
LiensOnline - En ligne
Année2012
Séries alt.Secteur des sciences de la Terre, Contribution externe 20120037
Documentpublication en série
Lang.anglais
Mediapapier
Formatspdf
ProvinceColombie-Britannique; Ontario; Québec
Sujetsdangers pour la santé; risque sismique; risque de tremblement de terre; secousses séismiques; inondations; géologie de l'ingénieur
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgrammeQuantitative risk assessment, Géoscience pour la sécurité publique
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
Natural 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.
GEOSCAN ID291405