URBC 2020: Initiatives in Focus Session: Exploration and Feedback on Risk Modelling Web Platform (OpenDRR Risk Profiler)
Geological Survey of Canada
November 24th 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
CPL Units: 2

Exploration and Feedback on Risk Modelling Web Platform (OpenDRR Risk Profiler)- Initiatives in Focus Session

November 24th, 9-11am

Convened by Murray Journeay (NRCan)  

  • This session specifically addresses recommendations coming from previous UR sessions regarding the use of web-based platforms and information visualization to help promote a shared understanding of risk to support a broad range of risk management decisions by individuals, businesses and organizations. NRCan is in the process of developing the RiskProfiler application and is intending to use this session as a means of giving the end user communities an opportunity to help shape the final outputs.


Understanding Risk (UR) BC 2020 (www.urbc.ca) is an online, collaborative symposium and event series that will foster place-based risk reduction strategies to proactively enhance resilience and improve disaster recovery pathways in BC.

URBC 2020 will feature online events from summer to fall- 2020:

  • Summer Webinars: Hear from local and international experts on the holistic understanding of disaster impacts
  • Pre-symposium Workshops: Interactive sessions to learn and contribute to understanding risk in BC
  • Launch Events: September and November sessions that merge art, knowledge, practice and policy to share key updates, and offer a sneak-peek at upcoming themes and sessions.
  • Initiatives-in-focus Workshops: Step into the shoes of leading practitioners and policy makers in BC to wrestle with emerging issues that aim to reduce disaster risk and build resilience
  • Dialogue Panels: Tune into exciting conversations that examine key tensions, challenges and opportunities to improve disaster recovery pathways in BC   
  • Closing: Connect, reflect, celebrate and initiate next steps

Event Objectives

  • Reporting on progress of actionable strategies and outcomes from previous and ongoing UR Symposiums as well as related DRR/CCA efforts
  • Demonstrate components of the BC Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Hub, identify opportunities for its short-term priorities and advance its long term financial and governance model
  • Advance essential and non-traditional partnerships across the science-policy-action interface to reduce risk and build resilience
  • Make connections across projects and initiatives towards enhanced collaboration and reduced duplication
  • Support advancement and implementation of existing recommendations and commitments that have been made in BC and Canada in relation to climate and disaster risk management by fostering generative dialogue across disciplines and cultures

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