The Centre for Natural Hazard Research (CNHR) is the first scientifically based, natural hazard research facility in western Canada. The manadate of the CNHR is to conduct innovative research on geophysical processes that are a threat to the population and economic infrastructure of Canada.
The Centre has a western Canada focus but the research findings and developed methodologies will be applicable to the whole of Canada and to the international community.
A key element of CNHR is the inclusion of public policy research on how to effectively transfer the results of scientific research to the people who need and can use it.
By integrating physical science with social policy research, CNHR aims to lead the way in making Canada more resilient to natural disasters.