Tsunami

Program: MEOPAR Coastal Hazards and Risk Communication Forum

Friday, June 14 from 1:00 to 3:45 pm, in Victoria, BC, at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort

Platform to support coastal risk reduction

Ryan P. Reynolds
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
School of Community and Regional Planning
With: Stephanie E. Chang, Jackie Yip, Tugce Conger, & Krista Cawley

Use of Social Media & Emerging Communication Technologies to Disseminate Natural Hazard Information by Natural Resources Canada

The single presentation PDF exceeded the posting restrictions and it was divided into 5 parts.

They are numbered in sequence. To open them, click each in list below.

by Alison Bird, Chris Majewski, Khalil Hayek, Wayne Edwards, & David McCormack (Natural Resources Canada) 119.81 MB

Admirable, yes; different, no

This article uses research on behavior in past disasters situations to dispel the notion that Japan’s stoic response to the recent massive earthquake constitutes an exceptional case. 

Alert and Warning Frameworks in the Context of Early Warning Systems

This UNU-EHS InterSections underlines the need to access the topic of early warning from different viewpoints as a way to provide policy relevant advice concerning early warning systems to Member States, and to contribute to the efforts of the United Nations in addressing international cooperation and development of generally applicable standards. This essay complements other UNU-EHS early warning systemrelated publications and articles.

Good practices in disaster risk reduction from Japan

The case studies presented here focus on good practices and lessons learned by the private sector in relation to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011.
The selection of fourteen case studies was compiled by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in cooperation with Kokusai Kogyo, a member of
the UNISDR Private Sector Advisory Group – one of several Japanese companies that rushed to the scene of the earthquake to provide immediate, post-disaster assistance to the government.

Study of Impact and the Insurance and Economic Cost of a Major Earthquake in British Columbia and Ontario/Québec

AIR Worldwide (AIR) was engaged by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) to conduct a study of the impact and the insurance and economic costs of major earthquakes affecting British Columbia and the Ontario/Québec region. This is the most comprehensive and all-inclusive study of its type yet done for Canada. It is intended to raise awareness and to serve as a valuable tool for the insurance industry, government agencies, regulators, disaster preparedness organizations and the public in planning for, and mitigating, the risk from future earthquakes in Canada.

“I don’t want to go back to the life I had before the tsunami” – Understanding Hidden Issues and Root Cases of Gender Vulnerability in the Case of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

“I don’t want to go back to the life I had before the tsunami” – Understanding Hidden Issues and Root Cases of Gender Vulnerability in the Case of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; E. Yasui (Brandon University)

After Sandy: Advancing strategies for long-term resilience and adaptability

This document summarizes the consequence of the October 2012 Hurricane Sandy and discusses key recommendations for resilience and adaptability.

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