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The program is under development. It will consist of opening presentations to set the workshop context and process, four case studies in managing changing hazard risk, a breakout session to discuss four issues of changing hazard potential, two presentations on existing hazard change support programs and a wrapup.

  Program

February 22, 2016 (rescheduled from October 14, 2015)

8:00 Reception and continental breakfast
8:30 John Clague, Director, SFU Centre for Natural Hazard Research
Welcome
8:40 Deborah Harford, SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team
Climate Change and Weather Hazards: an overview
8:55 Tom James, Natural Resources Canada
Sea level rise
9:05 Deborah Harford and Tom James
Discussion: "Climate Change Weather Hazards and sea level rise: an overview"
9:15 Tamsin Mills, Senior Sustainability Specialist, City of Vancouver
Municipal issues in hazard risk management in a changing climate
9:35 Tamsin Mills
Discussion: "Municipal issues in hazard risk management in a changing climate"
9:45 Jonathan Meads, Development & Sustainability Manager, Concert Properties Ltd.
Developer's issues in hazard risk management in a changing climate
10:05 Jonathan Meads
Discussion: "Developer's issues in hazard risk management in a changing climate"
10:15 Refreshment Break
10:35 Harshan Radhakrishnan, Practice Advisor, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
APEGBC's Professional Practice Guidelines ‐ Incorporating Climate Resilience in the Design of Highway Infrastructure in BC
10:55 Harshan Radhakrishnan
Discussion: "APEGBC's Professional Practice Guidelines ‐ Incorporating Climate Resilience in the Design of Highway Infrastructure in BC"
11:05 Marit Heideman
Introduction to the break-out sessions
11:15 Break-out session 1. Challenges of assessing non-stationary hazards and their application in risk assessment, land-use and risk reduction policy
12:05 Catered lunch
12:45 Marit Heideman
Instructions for break-out session 2
12:50 Break-out session 2. Needs for assessing non-stationary hazards and their application in risk assessment, land-use and risk reduction policy
13:45 Plenary to report on highlights of break-out discussion
15:00 Refreshment Break
15:30 Thomas White, Ministry of Environment, Dirk Nyland, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Carol Loski, Emergency Management BC
Provincial climate change hazard-related support programs
16:00 Nicky Hastings, Natural Resources Canada, Matt MacDonald, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Catherine Sales, Public Safety Canada
Federal climate change hazard-related support programs
16:30 John Clague
Wrap-up of proceedings and next steps