Workshop: Increased Storms and Weather Hazards

The community of Trout River recently experienced damaging flooding.  In 2008 Daniel’s Harbour suffered a devastating landslide.  In 2005 a section of embankment buried a section of Riverside Drive in Corner Brook.  Such events threaten property and human safety.  Weather impacts us all.

Are we seeing more frequent extreme weather events in western Newfoundland?  Could changes to construction practices minimize potential destruction?  How can community planning be improved to prevent possible impacts and losses? What is the insurance industry doing to address global changes in weather related losses?

These questions and others will be discussed at a workshop being co-hosted by ACAP Humber Arm and the Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Municipal councillors and employees, those involved in the construction industry, environmental organizations, industry, academia and students, and the interested public will all benefit from this workshop. On hand to share their expertise during this workshop will be:

  • Trevor Bell, Geography Dept, Memorial University
  • Martin Batterson, NL Dept of Natural Resources
  • Glenn McGillivray, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

This workshop is open to the public and free of charge.  The workshop will be held:

10am – 3pm
Monday, March 28th
RecPlex Building, University Drive, Corner Brook

As lunch will be provided you are asked to rsvp to no later then Friday, March 18th.