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This section has reference material and links to material about climate change and weather hazard event assessments

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Climate Change's Role in Disaster Risk Reduction's Future: Beyond Vulnerability and Resilience by Ilan Kelman, J C Gaillard, and Jessica Mercer

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Definitions of terms used to define hazard risk (Youtube video) by Bert Struik

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Adapting infrastructure to extreme weather and changing climate: The role and engagement of the engineering profession in Canada by Guy Felio and David Lapp. 2015. Innovation, Journal of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, vol. 19, no. 5, p.26-30.

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15th International Swiss Climate Summer School "Climate Risks - Coping with Uncertainty"

This theme has paramount importance for scientific challenges and pressing societal concerns. With a focus on uncertainty, the specific topics include:
  • What is "dangerous climate change"?
  • Emergent climate risks and vulnerability
  • From global climate change to regional impacts
  • Economics of climate change and adaptation, geo-engineering
  • Ethical aspects, policy choices and policy making
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Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada Robert William Sandford and Kerry Freek; Heritage House Publishing, 167 pages, 2014.
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  Possible impact of climate change on future extreme precipitation of the Oldman, Bow and Red Deer River Basins of Alberta Mesgana Seyoum Gizaw and Thian Yew Gan. 2016. International Journal of Climatology, Vol. 36, January, DOI 10.1002/joc.4338 p208-224.
  A special session, Geohazards in a changing climate, will be hosted at the Geological Association of Canada Annual Meeting to be held in Whitehorse Yukon, June 1-3, 2016. Visit www.whitehorse2016.ca
This special session SS7 is still looking for abstract submissions. See the website or contact the session coordinators for information.
Fabrice Calmels, Yukon College
Bronwyn Benkert, Yukon College

Session Description
From flooding to coastal erosion, permafrost thaw to slope movement, the impacts of climate changes have already, and will continue to, have a significant impact on a variety of geohazards. The purpose of this session is to explore how these changes are creating or intensifying geohazards in a broad range of environments. We invite presentations on issues relating to new or already well-known threats, methods for risk and vulnerability assessment, and approaches to mitigation. Presentations may also address topics relating to the development of adaptation strategies, engineering approaches, and/or other physical responses to geohazards, or bring forward interesting or novel case study examples of geohazards in a changing climate.

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The Global Risks Report 2016 World Economic Forum, 103 pages, 2016.