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BC DRR Hub

Working Together to Build Resilient Communities in British Columbia 

Your Journey to Understand and Use Risk Information in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Starts Here

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Getting Started

Learn how the Hub can help you

 

 

 

(Learn about the Hub, its services and. how you can engage)

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Search the Catalogue of Hazard, Exposure (Assets), and Risk Datasets available in BC

(Dataset, geographical coverage, owner, date, license type, link to source)

Find Case Studies and Policies Notes

Explore DRR Hub's recent research projects or policy notes

 

 

(Hub collaborative projects on understanding risk, learning from past events, and evidence-based decision  making for risk management policies)

Explore Risk Profiles

Find the well-designed risk profile document of your area.

 

 

(What we know about earthquake, flood, forest fire, landslide, and tsunami risk at the following levels: BC, Regional Districts, Municipalities, and First Nations Communities)

DRR and CCA Support Tools

Explore the tools that the Hub and/or Partners have developed

 

(These tools have been developed by the Hub and its partners in response to the demands from municipalities and FN communities to support disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation)

Join Our Events

Explore past and future events to attend or suggest a new event

 

(Series of interactive workshops and webinars to connect science and policy actors)

Getting Started

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Progress on Priority Initiatives

In 2020, through URBC Symposium and DRR Pathways project, the community of practice identified 10 priority initiatives to bring harmony, facilitate connection and collaboration, and as a result enhance governance of risk information and disaster risk management.

Here you can find an overview of the progress in implementing these initiatives and the outputs. 

1. Developing a harmonized set of terminology and definitions aligned with the Sendai but customized for BC

2. Developing a harmonized set of impact and recovery indicators to use in sharing risk information across hazards

 

3. A risk data management strategy for BC to enhance the governance of data and information

 

4. Connecting BC Assessment Data with information on high hazard zones, vulnerability profile (per construction type), neighborhood risk data, and retrofitting/upgrades data.

 

5. Guidance for incorporating disaster and climate resilience in Official Community Plan and in First Nations Comprehensive Community Plans (i.e. avoid building in hazardous areas)

 

6. Provide values for risk and recovery indicators at municipal and provincial level in order to support defining risk reduction targets to work towards

 

7. Methodology to define, consult and select measurable targets and goals for risk reduction

 

8. Developing a framework, engagement approach, and commitments to enhance connection between CI provides and municipalities

 

9. Pilot modeling projects for showing outcome and performance of specific DRR measures

 

10. Insurance rate credit or discounts for retrofitted homes

Timeline
 

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Getting Started

Learn how the Hub can help you

 

 

 

(Learn about the Hub, its services and. how you can engage)

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Search the Catalogue of Hazard, Exposure (Assets), and Risk Datasets available in BC

(Dataset, geographical coverage, owner, date, license type, link to source)

Find Case Studies and Policies Notes

Explore DRR Hub's recent research projects or policy notes

 

 

(Hub collaborative projects on understanding risk, learning from past events, and evidence-based decision  making for risk management policies)

Explore Risk Profiles

Find the well-designed risk profile document of your area.

 

 

(What we know about earthquake, flood, forest fire, landslide, and tsunami risk at the following levels: BC, Regional Districts, Municipalities, and First Nations Communities)

DRR and CCA Support Tools

Explore the tools that the Hub and/or Partners have developed

 

(These tools have been developed by the Hub and its partners in response to the demands from municipalities and FN communities to support disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation)

Join Our Events

Explore past and future events to attend or suggest a new event

 

(Series of interactive workshops and webinars to connect science and policy actors)

Getting Started

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Progress on Priority Initiatives

In 2020, through URBC Symposium and DRR Pathways project, the community of practice identified 10 priority initiatives to bring harmony, facilitate connection and collaboration, and as a result enhance governance of risk information and disaster risk management.

Here you can find an overview of the progress in implementing these initiatives and the outputs. 

1. Developing a harmonized set of terminology and definitions aligned with the Sendai but customized for BC

2. Developing a harmonized set of impact and recovery indicators to use in sharing risk information across hazards

 

3. A risk data management strategy for BC to enhance the governance of data and information

 

4. Connecting BC Assessment Data with information on high hazard zones, vulnerability profile (per construction type), neighborhood risk data, and retrofitting/upgrades data.

 

5. Guidance for incorporating disaster and climate resilience in Official Community Plan and in First Nations Comprehensive Community Plans (i.e. avoid building in hazardous areas)

 

6. Provide values for risk and recovery indicators at municipal and provincial level in order to support defining risk reduction targets to work towards

 

7. Methodology to define, consult and select measurable targets and goals for risk reduction

 

8. Developing a framework, engagement approach, and commitments to enhance connection between CI provides and municipalities

 

9. Pilot modeling projects for showing outcome and performance of specific DRR measures

 

10. Insurance rate credit or discounts for retrofitted homes

Timeline

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Getting Started

Learn how the Hub can help you

 

 

 

(Learn about the Hub, its services and. how you can engage)

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Search the Catalogue of Hazard, Exposure (Assets), and Risk Datasets available in BC

(Dataset, geographical coverage, owner, date, license type, link to source)

Find Case Studies and Policies Notes

Explore DRR Hub's recent research projects or policy notes

 

 

(Hub collaborative projects on understanding risk, learning from past events, and evidence-based decision  making for risk management policies)

Explore Risk Profiles

Find the well-designed risk profile document of your area.

 

 

(What we know about earthquake, flood, forest fire, landslide, and tsunami risk at the following levels: BC, Regional Districts, Municipalities, and First Nations Communities)

DRR and CCA Support Tools

Explore the tools that the Hub and/or Partners have developed

 

(These tools have been developed by the Hub and its partners in response to the demands from municipalities and FN communities to support disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation)

Join Our Events

Explore past and future events to attend or suggest a new event

 

(Series of interactive workshops and webinars to connect science and policy actors)

Getting Started

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Progress on Priority Initiatives

In 2020, through URBC Symposium and DRR Pathways project, the community of practice identified 10 priority initiatives to bring harmony, facilitate connection and collaboration, and as a result enhance governance of risk information and disaster risk management.

Here you can find an overview of the progress in implementing these initiatives and the outputs. 

1. Developing a harmonized set of terminology and definitions aligned with the Sendai but customized for BC

2. Developing a harmonized set of impact and recovery indicators to use in sharing risk information across hazards

 

3. A risk data management strategy for BC to enhance the governance of data and information

 

4. Connecting BC Assessment Data with information on high hazard zones, vulnerability profile (per construction type), neighborhood risk data, and retrofitting/upgrades data.

 

5. Guidance for incorporating disaster and climate resilience in Official Community Plan and in First Nations Comprehensive Community Plans (i.e. avoid building in hazardous areas)

 

6. Provide values for risk and recovery indicators at municipal and provincial level in order to support defining risk reduction targets to work towards

 

7. Methodology to define, consult and select measurable targets and goals for risk reduction

 

8. Developing a framework, engagement approach, and commitments to enhance connection between CI provides and municipalities

 

9. Pilot modeling projects for showing outcome and performance of specific DRR measures

 

10. Insurance rate credit or discounts for retrofitted homes

Timeline

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Getting Started

Learn how the Hub can help you

 

 

 

Learn about the Hub, its services and. how you can engage. Read the 2020 DRR Hub Design Concept Note.

Search the Risk Data Catalogue

Search the Catalogue of Hazard, Exposure (Assets), and Risk Datasets available in BC

Dataset, geographical coverage, owner, date, license type, link to source. GeoBC is the key partner and platform for risk data Management in BC. Federal Geospatial Platform and NRCan are the key federal partners.

Find Case Studies and Policies Notes

Explore DRR Hub's recent research projects or policy notes

 

 

Hub collaborative projects on understanding risk, learning from past events, and evidence-based decision  making for risk management policies.

Explore Risk Profiles

Find the well-designed risk profile document prepared for your area

(click to see an example from a different context)

 

What we know about earthquake, flood, forest fire, landslide, and tsunami risk at the following levels: BC, Regional Districts, Municipalities, and First Nations Communities. RiskProfiler.ca is a key partner for this work.

DRR and CCA Support Tools

Explore the tools that the Hub and/or Partners have developed

 

These tools have been developed by the Hub and its partners in response to the demands from municipalities and FN communities to support disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

Join Our Events

Explore past and future events to attend or suggest a new event

 

Series of interactive workshops and webinars to connect science and policy actors.

Getting Started

Progress on Priority Initiatives

In 2020, through URBC Symposium and DRR Pathways project, the community of practice identified 10 priority initiatives to bring harmony, facilitate connection and collaboration, and as a result enhance governance of risk information and disaster risk management.

The Hub has played the leading/convening role or supported a partner in each of these initiatives. 

Here you can find an overview of the progress in implementing these initiatives and the outputs.

1. Developing a harmonized set of terminology and definitions aligned with the Sendai but customized for BC

2. Developing a harmonized set of impact and recovery indicators to use in sharing risk information across hazards

 

3. A risk data management strategy for BC to enhance the governance of data and information

 

4. Connecting BC Assessment Data with information on high hazard zones, vulnerability profile (per construction type), neighborhood risk data, and retrofitting/upgrades data.

 

5. Guidance for incorporating disaster and climate resilience in Official Community Plan and in First Nations Comprehensive Community Plans (i.e. avoid building in hazardous areas)

 

6. Provide values for risk and recovery indicators at municipal and provincial level in order to support defining risk reduction targets to work towards

 

7. Methodology to define, consult and select measurable targets and goals for risk reduction

 

8. Developing a framework, engagement approach, and commitments to enhance connection between CI provides and municipalities

 

9. Pilot modeling projects for showing outcome and performance of specific DRR measures

 

10. Insurance rate credit or discounts for retrofitted homes

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URBC 2024 
Proceedings just published

URBC is organized by the Hub

See URBC.ca for past symposiums

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Call for Submission:
2025 BC Resilience Pathways Report

Bi-annual status of climate and disaster resilience in BC

See 2021 and 2023 Pathways Reports here.

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About our partners and how they work with the Hub

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BC DRR Hub

STORY

The need for a systematic approach in understanding risk was identified by the broad provincial community of practice at BC Understanding Risk symposiums in 2017 and 2018 (see the outcomes document of UR+2017).

DRR governance and risk assessments tend to lack the necessary links and this fragmentation increase the price tag of each new risk assessment, keeps risk assessments within the scientific community and isolated from policy processes and impedes the use of risk information in policy design, capability development and for shaping investments. A provincial center (notionally called the BC DRR Hub), would collaborate with a wider range of partners to ensure risk information is relevant in context and format, robust in scientific methodologies but also flexible in the approach to effectively meet the disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) user needs within the limitation of available resources. Coherence between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation both at the science and risk information side and at the policy and implementation side is crucial for holistic risk management and efficient use of resources. The proposed Hub would design its services to support coherence between DRR and CCA.

At the end of 2020, URBC community agreed to pull together all the ongoing efforts and resources to give life to the Hub at a small scale. Later the Hub received sustainable and substantial funds from the federal and provincial government to support sustainable and resilient development of the communities in BC. 

 

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