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Sweet Spot, or Not: Further Musings

By David Etkin, York University At one point during a presentation I was making at the 2017 CRHNet conference in Halifax, the brilliant Lily Yumagulova asked me how we could find the ‘sweet spot’ in a risk assessment[i] – the point that balances risk v …

Let’s talk about building back better

By Robert Glasser There was never a more appropriate time to examine the issue of building back better in the context of post-disaster recovery than the present. Millions of people are on the move because of disasters. In Africa, drought continues to d …

CRHNet Awards and Programs

Award Programs The CRHNet Awards Program is a national awards program established to recognize and honour exemplary individuals participating in and contributing to the study and practice of disaster risk management. The program is run by a standing co …

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note My mother-in-law, an octogenarian in southern Ontario, phoned last weekend. An opening conversation about the weather, greater numbers of ticks and blossoms that don’t last as long as they once did transformed into a conversation about cl …

President’s Report

The past year saw the full implementation of a new governance model comprising a smaller board, focused on managing strategy, and a number of largely autonomous working groups accountable to the board. Our operating philosophy has been to empower and s …