- Tuna Onur
- Tamsin Lyle
- Sheri Molnar
In the Georgia Basin, there have been many hazard and risk studies conducted over the years, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. From localized flood hazard analyses, to insurance industry-generated province-wide earthquake risk assessments. But how can we work together to bridge the gaps in open risk assessment so that the best work is available to practitioners and the public and updated on a regular basis? This session will focus on what we know in terms of the gaps in hazard mapping, asset inventory data, and fragility functions and develop ideas on how to fill those gaps. What kind of ongoing collaboration can be fostered to improve hazard and risk mapping for both flood and earthquake in the region so that input datasets are rich, risk assessments are not misleading and thus the most well informed risk reduction approaches can be implemented? This highly knowledgeable team of conveners will review what’s available, what’s been done, where we’re at, what needs to be done, and how we can collaborate going forward.
Sendai theme: Priority 1: Understanding disaster risk