- Stephanie Chang
- Rodrigo Costa
- Alexa Tanner
While individual communities can do much to mitigate risk and adapt in a changing climate within their jurisdictions, regional infrastructure represents a significant shared risk. Regional lifelines provide for the movement of water, sewage, energy, goods and people on a day-to-day basis and form the backbone of the regional economy. The Lower Mainland dikes provide a degree of protection to hundreds of thousands living in floodplains and are vulnerable to seismic events. Many wonder, after a big flood or earthquake event, what key network of roads/rail/bridges/ports do we need to get goods and people moving? Due to our character as a Deltaic region, maritime transportation (e.g. ports, ferries, etc.) forms a critical function in the lifeline system and regional supply chains for critical commodities. This session will explore these topics and look beyond individual lifelines to examine critical infrastructure interdependencies.
Sendai theme: Priority 1: Understanding disaster risk, Priority 2: Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk, Priority 3: Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience