Building disaster resilience in BC and Canada by enhancing understanding systemic risk and evidence-based disaster risk management including the socio-economic value of investing in mitigation and adaptation measures for managing earthquake and flood risk

Understanding Systemic Risk

Hazard Potential:  Earthquake and flood intensity and likelihood of experiencing a catastrophic event

Building Performance: expected damage with and without mitigation and/or adaptation measures in place

Economic Security: Direct and indirect economic losses and expected return on DRR investments

Disaster Recovery: Cascading effects of system failures and implications for disaster recovery process


Social Displacement: Number of people displaced from homes and businesses during disaster recovery process


Public Safety: expected injuries and fatalities resulting from physical impacts of disaster event


Functionality: Estimated number of days to restore baseline levels of functionality to buildings and critical infrastructure systems

Critical Infrastructure Interdependency: functional CI interdependencies and the effects of cascading system failures



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