Research

A long-term outlook on flood losses

By Dominik Paprotny Summary: Growth in flood losses in Europe can be explained by growing exposure, while vulnerability is shown to decline with economic development. Lost in perception The common perception of flood losses is that they are growing and …

Engaging Canadians in Flood Risk Management

By Daniel Henstra and Jason Thistlethwaite Summary Canada needs a strategy to increase public awareness of flood risk and encourage people to protect their property from flood impacts. Flooding is Canada’s most common and most costly hazard, yet Canadi …

Research making a difference in Australia

By Nathan Maddock, Communications Manager, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Five years into its tenure, the research of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre ( Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC) is being practically applied by its …

Canada’s burning question

In this in-depth feature we brought together some of the leading experts from the insurance industry, academia, and practice to reflect on the progress made and the challenges remaining for fire management in Canada. By Paul Kovacs, Alice Cullingford, …

Firefighter wellness monitoring to address cancer and other risks

A new Canadian study calls for the creation of a national firefighter wellness surveillance system to help address soaring cancer rates and other key firefighter health risks. By Len Garis A new Canadian study, Determinants of Injury and Death in Canad …