Earthquake Risk Reduction in Western Canada - call for volunteers

EERI-BC is pleased to announce the recent award (October 2016) of a Policy Development Contribution Program grant from Public Safety Canada to pursue a project on Earthquake Risk Reduction Planning in Western Canada

The goal of this project is to increase capacities of planners and emergency managers to take actions in advance of an earthquake disaster in order to:

  • Reduce systemic vulnerabilities,
  • Minimize future losses, and
  • Help build the resilience of communities exposed to known seismic hazards in British Columbia.

The supporting core objectives are aligned with the Emergency Management Act and priorities 1 and 2 of the International Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Volunteers are invited to help with this project. If you are interested in taking part, please contact our project manager Jessica Shoubridge.

Watch this space for more information as the project evolves. 


Seismic Microzonation Mapping in Metro Vancouver

EERI-BC supports the initiative of NRCAN, EMBC, Western University, UBC and others to develop comprehensive seismic microzonation mapping for Metro Vancouver. Such mapping is critical to inform provincial risk decision makers in mitigating and reducing earthquake risk. 

At this stage the proponents are seeking funding to advance the project. EERI-BC is supporting this work by covering some of the expenses incurred by the volunteer grant writers.

For more information or to lend your support contact

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