The workshop is designed to stimulate discussion and formulate ideas for action and follow-up by agencies and institutions working to reduce risk from natural hazards. Presentations will set the background for directed discussion through a World Café Conversation. Information on Canadian and international mitigation systems is available on this web site as a starting point.
Stina Brown, a professional Vancouver-based graphic artist, will graphically synthesize and transcribe the information generated throughout the day in a dynamic, visual format. Her records will be available for viewing during the meeting, and on-line after the workshop.
Resources available for sharing information both formally and informally include wall space for printed posters, display areas for published documents, and web resources for sharing ideas and building documents during and after the workshop.
For more information on the plans for the workshop café visit the Café page
||John Clague, Director, Centre for Natural Hazards Research, SFU
Wes Shoemaker, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
||Bert Struik, NRCan
Flood mitigation in the lower Fraser Valley
||Sonia Talwar, NRCan
Risk-reduction decisions in the Squamish strategic plan
Community based hazards information system in 32 tsunami impacted Sri Lankan villages
||Jean Slick, Royal Roads University
Post-Earthquake and Tsunami reconstruction of Bande Aceh, Indonesia
||Laurie Pearce, Pearces2 Consulting
Introduction to World Café
||World Café round one
||Catered lunch with Café conversation round two
||World Café conversation round three
||World Café Conversation round four
||Transition World Café to plenary and complete records
||Reporting ideas from the Café tables and discussion