February CanHUG Meeting

Please join us next Wednesday, February 18, and share your stories and ideas relating to natural hazard risk assessment and the Hazus tool. This month, we will have a presentation from Andrea Jackman of IBM on the evolution of mitigation policy in the US and her analysis of the development of mitigation plans. She puts our Hazus risk assessments in perspective. As always, we will share the latest news on the Hazus Canada application and events and training of interest. See information to join the meeting below. Meeting materials and information will be under the Resources menu and Meeting Documents submenu before the meeting.


Meet and Greet

News and Views


Presentation: Hazus and the Larger Goal: Looking Back at Ten Years of Disaster Mitigation Policy – Andrea Jackman, IBM

Presenter bio: Andrea Jackman is a Senior Consultant at IBM. She received her B.S. in Meteorology from Valparaiso University and Ph.D. in Wind Science and Engineering from Texas Tech. Prior to joining IBM she participated in local mitigation planning efforts and GIS studies in local and state government for Texas, Oklahoma, and Indiana. Since joining IBM in 2008, she has worked on numerous disaster modelling projects, ranging from logistics management to mitigation. Her research interests include the implementation of federal disaster policy, wind engineering design, and process improvement in emergency management.

Questions and Discussion

To join the online meeting
1. Go to https://pwgsc-nh.webex.com/pwgsc-nh/j.php?MTID=m5ae6855128e3a49c05a6c5016dd714cc

2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: canhug
4. Click "Join Now".

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Call-in toll-free number: 1-877-413-4790 
Conference ID: 338 134 4

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Event details
Wednesday, 18 February, 2015 - 10:30 - 11:30
telephone and Webex