Understanding Risk BC 2023: Cascading Hazards, Multihazard Solutions

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Understanding Risk BC 2023: Cascading Hazards, Multihazard Solutions

Be a part of the solution to reducing risk and building resilience to natural and climate hazards in Southwest BC.


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Date and time

Wed, Oct 11, 2023 2:00 PM - Thu, Oct 12, 2023 10:00 PM PDT


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About this event

  • 1 day 8 hours
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Since 2017, the Understanding Risk BC (URBC) symposiums have been bringing people together in a way that fosters the necessary, interdisciplinary, ‘all of society’ approach to reducing risk and building resilience in Southwest BC. The community-based symposiums have worked to shift the conversation from risk assessment/analysis (what can we expect?) to an evaluation of risk reduction strategies to help build resilience through proactive plans, policies and investments (what actions are needed and how best to implement/finance them?, what are the priority actions with the greatest risk reduction potential?).

For more background on the symposiums and community of practice, please visit urbc.ca.

The objectives of the URBC Symposiums are in line with the priorities for action of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030), which was adopted by the BC government in 2018. These same priorities are in line with and in support of the National Emergency Management Strategy for Canada: Toward a Resilient 2030 and its current focus on earthquakes, floods, and wildfires. Further, the symposiums support implementation of the National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) at the regional scale.

Featuring Contributions from:

Tyrone McNeil, Stolo Tribal Council

John Sherstobitoff, Ausenco

Julie Wright, Partners for Action

Veronica Woodruff, Clear Course Consulting


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