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Workshop Format

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


7:30 Reception open
8:30 John Clague, Director, Centre for Natural Hazards Research, SFU
Wes Shoemaker, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Welcoming remarks
8:50 Bert Struik, NRCan
9:00 Steve Litke
Flood mitigation in the lower Fraser Valley
9:20 Sonia Talwar, NRCan
Risk-reduction decisions in the Squamish strategic plan
9:50 Peter Anderson
Community based hazards information system in 32 tsunami impacted Sri Lankan villages
10:10 Jean Slick, Royal Roads University
Post-Earthquake and Tsunami reconstruction of Bande Aceh, Indonesia
10:30 Break
10:50 Laurie Pearce, Pearces2 Consulting
Introduction to World Café
11:20 World Café round one
12:15 Catered lunch with Café conversation round two
13:30 World Café conversation round three
14:15 World Café Conversation round four
15:00 Transition World Café to plenary and complete records
15:20 Reporting ideas from the Café tables and discussion
16:15 Laurie Pearce
16:30 John Clague
Closing remarks