An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada

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David Etkin, C.E. Haque, Gregory R. Brooks
Springer Science & Business Media, 30 abr. 2003 - 380 páginas
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The problems and issues of natural hazards and disasters, both globally and in Canada, are becoming increasingly important since the costs of extreme natural events have been escalating, and significant vulnerabilities exist in Canadian society. Without thoughtful and effective mitigation, these costs and human suffering are likely to continue to increase. An assessment of knowledge, research, and practice in risk, hazards and disasters fields is a fundamental step towards the goal of prevention and mitigation.

This book on natural hazards and disasters in Canada is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary publication on this subject, and is the result of a national assessment on this topic. A variety of papers from the physical and social sciences explores both the risks associated with these hazards, and adaptive strategies that can be used to reduce those risks.

Audience: This excellent collection of papers is intended for academics, professionals and practitioners involved in hazard reduction activities who wish to obtain a better understanding of Canadian natural hazards.

 

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How to Achieve Sustainable Hazard Mitigation
211
The Contribution of Philosophy to Hazards Assessment and Decision Making
229
Forecasting the Conditional Probabilities of Natural Disasters in Canada as a Guide for Disaster Preparedness
249
A Standardized Framework for Application
271
Achieving Sustainable Mitigation through Population Health
291
A General Framework for Mitigationoriented Planning Assessments of Mobile Telecommunications Lifelines MTL
305
Weather as a Chronic Hazard for Road Transportation in Canadian Cities
319
Flooding in the Red River Basin Lessons from Post Flood Activities
345
Case Study of the Chaudiere River
387
Storm Surge Hazard in Canada
407
Tsunami Hazard and Risk in Canada
433
An Overview of Heat Wave Impacts in Canada
463
Snow Avalanche Hazard in Canada a Review
487
Seismic Hazard Mitigation for Buildings
517
Geomagnetic Hazards to Conducting Networks
537
The Vulnerability of Canada to Volcanic Hazards
563

The Effectiveness of Flood Damage Reduction Measures in the Montreal Region
367

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