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TitreDisaster scenarios to guide decisions in emergency and land-use risk reduction
AuteurHastings, N; Journeay, J M; Nastev, M; Prieto, J; Struik, L C; Wagner, C; Chow, W; Wojtarowicz, M; Ulmi, M
SourceCanadian Risk and Hazards Network, 9th annual symposium, symposium abstracts; par CRHNet; 2012 p. 19
LiensCRHNet 2012 Symposium Abstract Volume
LiensHazus Canada
Année2012
Séries alt.Secteur des sciences de la Terre, Contribution externe 20140060
ÉditeurCanadian Risk and Hazards Network
RéunionCanadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium; Vancouver; CA; Octobre 23 to 26, 2012
Documentlivre
Lang.anglais
Mediapapier; en ligne; numérique
Formatspdf
Sujetsétablissement de modèles; dangers pour la santé
ProgrammeQuantitative risk assessment, Géoscience pour la sécurité publique
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
We explore the creation and use of realistic model earthquake, flood and hurricane disaster scenarios for disaster risk reduction in the fields of managing emergencies and landuse. The scenarios are derived using the Hazus-MH loss estimation tool created by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with other tools and methods. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and collaborative partners through a formal agreement with FEMA are adapting and sharing the Hazus methodology and outreach for Canada. These tools are based on state of the art scientific and engineering knowledge and provide robust and standardized methods for estimating disaster extent from measures of the losses of physical assets, lives, and related social, economic and environmental consequences.
Understanding potential disaster consequences is key to satisfying many existing requirements in land-use and emergency management. It is the fundamental to understanding disaster risk. Methods are being tested and evaluated through targeted case studies in several Canadian provinces. We show two ways to integrate disaster scenario knowledge into existing planning and emergency management tools.
GEOSCAN ID293969