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Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment 2015

The Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) workshop took place on Feb. 6th, 2015 at Stokes Community Village in St. Catharines, ON.

Presentations were delivered by Heather Auld, a scientist at Risk Sciences International and Don MacIver, Mayor of Amaranth, Vice Chair of Credit Valley Conservation and Nobel Laureate.

Climate Hazards in the Niagara Regions

Understanding Resilience: Disaster Risk Reduction, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response

Niagara Biodiversity

Building Community Resilience

Workshop attendants participated in one of three workshops: HIRA applicability in specific case studies, Resilience of Niagara’s Forest Canopy – Heat and Drought Tolerances and Urban Emergency Preparedness/Blackout! Keeping the lights on and communicating without electricity.

The HIRA report will be available soon and will discuss the results of these three workshops and the actions that will be taken to prepare for climate change impacts in the Niagara region.

2015 HIRA

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