Photograph - Barley Field

Presentations of the November 2010 CCIRC Emergency Management Workshop are now online

On November 5, 2010, CCIRC organized a half-day CCIRC workshop to examine climate change impacts research-needs from community disaster risk reduction and emergency management perspectives. The workshop, hosted at the SFU School of Communication, provided an opportunity for SFU researchers to engage in a dialogue with invited emergency managers and planners about emergency management practices and needs, and how SFU research can contribute to community mitigation, early warning and other risk reduction needs.

Invited participants included: John Oakley, Emergency Management British Columbia; Ryan Wainwright, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Emergency Program; Jim Lang, District of Squamish Emergency Program; Fiona Dercole, District of North Vancouver Environment, Parks and Engineering Division, and Dr. John Clague, SFU Earth Sciences.

The Meager Mountain (Capricorn Creek) and 2005 North Vancouver landslide events and follow up actions were used as case studies for initial discussion purposes since both the emergency management community and SFU researchers have been engaged in these hazard phenomena.

John Clague: Long run-out debris flows from Mount Meader volcano

John Oakley: Emergency Management BC overview

Ryan Wainwright: Meager Creek landslide, August 6-7, 2010

Fiona Dercole: Natural hazards management for local government