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Third Western-ICLR Multihazard Risk and Resilience Workshop
November 3, 2022 - November 4, 2022
Climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and amplifies the impacts of other natural hazards. It negatively affects Canada and other parts of the world, causing fatalities, economic losses, and damage to infrastructure systems. Extreme weather events, failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and natural disasters are the top risks. The insurance industry warns that climate change could cut the world economy up to $23 trillion by 2050. Although hazard-specific challenges have been well studied and now broadly understood, there are critical gaps in understanding risks that are driven by cascading and compounding hazards, and in creating innovative solutions to mitigate the impact of extreme disaster events particularly in the changing climatic environment. Future innovators and leaders within the industry and government need technical knowledge that crosscuts multiple traditional disciplines and a deep understanding of the complexity and interdependency of economic and social factors. In responding to these needs, Western’s Multi-Hazard Risk and Resilience group and the Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction hosted the 2019 and 2021 Multi-Hazard Risk and Resilience workshops.
The 2022 Western-ICLR Multi-hazard Risk and Resilience Workshop brings together researchers and professionals from different disciplines who are studying disasters and engage key stakeholders from government/municipality and industry. It will provide a forum to discuss these risks and how they relate to these end users. Currently, the workshop is scheduled on November 3 rd and 4 th, 2022. The main mode of the workshop is in-person but allows hybrid participations for those who are interested in the workshop and are unable to travel.