Academic

scholarly activity done through university, college or research institute

Coastal Cities at Risk: Building Adaptive Capacity for Managing Climate Change in Coastal Megacities

"The research projects aim to address an important gap in our climate change knowledge, namely, how to anticipate, manage, and reduce climate risk vulnerability through adaptation. ...

Rural Resilience Project

The Rural Disaster Resilience Project (RDRP) was designed to strengthen community disaster management and health system capabilities of rural, remote, and coastal communities (RRC) through community-based action research that informed and influenced policy and practice. RDRP goals:
• Knowledge exchange and dissemination
• Community-based and collaborative action research
• Capacity building
• Development & piloting of an integrated resilience risk assessment & management framework
• Development of accessible, relevant tools and curriculum

Earthquake loss estimates for University of British Columbia

With UBC facilities management, estimate the potential losses at the University of British Columbia Campus from various model earthquake scenarios using the Hazus-MH loss estimation software and other evaluation tools developed by the UBC Earthquakes Engineering group. The analysis uses detailed information about the campus structures and infrastructure.

Contact: Dr. Carlos Ventura at ventura@civil.ubc.ca

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Program (IRDR), international

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long research programme co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.

Hazus Canada: Quantitative Risk Assessment Project

Under the NRCan Public Safety Geoscience Program.

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