Agricultural flood loss estimate tool - LIRA

The Land & Infrastructure Resiliency Assessment (LIRA) Project
Goal: Provide decision makers at the watershed scale with support tools required for climate change/variability vulnerability and adaptation assessments.
Support tools: “How to” guide for future pilot/watershed studies containing detailed methodologies and lessons learned from the research (version 1.0 available)
LIRA permits an economic agricultural loss analysis for model and actual flood events and a cost-benefit analysis of risk mitigation options. It uses GIS to map the landscape and vital economic, social and environmental infrastructure, model flood hazard potential, model flood losses, identify, develop and rank adaptation options and agriculture sector mitigation responses and calculate the cost savings from those various mitigation options.
summary slide decks:
https://wiki.usask.ca/download/attachments/516948256/13_LIRA-Economicflo...
http://www.crhnet.ca/pastsymposiums/2012/2012-10-24/T4A_christensen.pdf

Contact: Harvey.Hill@agr.gc.ca

Investigator: 
Hill, Dr. Harvey
Organization: 
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, National Agroclimate Information Service, Climate Decision Support and Adaptation
City: 
Saskatoon
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Tool: 
LIRA
End date: 
2015
Start date: 
2003

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