Risk Assessment

Storm induced flooding by pooling (non-overbank)

How important is this flood hazard for loss-estimates? Agriculture Canada has created a way to calculate water pooling levels due to heavy rains and super-saturated ground. Would it be useful to incorporate that technique in Hazus, particularly for the Hurricane model?


INRS Project

The Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Eau, Terre, Environnement (INRS-ETE) is collaborating with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), through the Quebec Geoscience Centre (QGC) / Centre géoscientifique de Québec (CGQ), in order to support common geoscience projects. The CGQ is a unique partnership between a university centre and a governmental organization, INRS-ETE and NRCan/GSC (http://cgqqgc.ca/).

Natural Resources Canada's National Scale Geohazard Risk Project

The National Scale Geohazard Risk team of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is adapting US FEMA's Hazus loss estimation tool for use in Canada, as well as promoting and applying its use in Canada. Hazus Canada is now available for use in Canada for estimating potential losses from earthquakes and floods. The application can be obtained here.

CanHUG Monthly Meeting

Sharing news about using Hazus. Meetings often include a short presentation on topics about Hazus or disaster loss estimation and the application to disaster mitigation and emergency management decisions. Open to anyone.

Event details
Wednesday, 17 April, 2013 - 10:30 - 11:30


1-877-413-4790 passcode 3381344#

CanHUG Meeting Material 2012-06-20

Notes with agenda

Meeting was discussion of latest developments in Hazus Canada's comprehensive data management system and plans for the flood module, and in LIRA (Land and Infrastructure Resiliencey Assessment), Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada's tool for assessment potential losses from floods in the agriculture sector.

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Meeting Agendas & Minutes

It's about the Conversations

We need to talk.

At the February 15, 2012 CanHUG meeting I played a podcast about using Hazus for modeling damage from Hurricane Irene. That didn't work. Technically it had issues. Playing a degraded sound quality through a telephone made the story uncomfortable to follow. Mainly, hearing a replay fell flat.

The story itself is useful. That is why I replayed it. Playing the podcast was an experiment, that if it worked, would increase access to stories. It didn't work.

Canadian Hazus Users Group - CanHUG

Network for Hazus Canada users

The CanHUG (Canadian HAZUS Users Group) formed in January 2011 to provide a forum for HAZUS users and stakeholders on Canadian application of HAZUS. This group shares information on HAZUS applications in disaster risk reduction, the use of the HAZUS software, expansion of HAZUS capability, and the implimentation of a HAZUS North America, adaptable to all countries, while the group defines its role during its formative stage.

Hazus Canada - Application Download

Coming Soon - NEW Hazus Canada

Natural Resources Canada has been adapting the US Hazus earthquake module for use in Canada. Hazus Canada v2.1 is expected to be available for download in Spring 2012. Stay tuned for updates!

Hazus Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has been adapting the US Hazus loss estimation tool for natural hazards, for use in Canada. The Canadian versions of the Hazus earthquake and flood modules, Hazus Canada v2.1, are now available for download.

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