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Free online offering hopes to bolster catastrophe modelling understanding

September 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

What has been described as the first free and neutral open online catastrophe modelling course was launched today to help those working in climate change and disaster loss mitigation, academia and insurance better understand the use of models in nat-Cat

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Construction of mitigation infrastructure to protect against flood should be seen as nation-building projects: Australian insurers

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) cited the Canadian government’s budget commitment to create a Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund in a recommendation to its own federal government to treat the construction of mitigation infrastructure to protect flood-prone towns as

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Global insured losses from disasters up 42%, economic losses almost double in 2016 over 2015: Swiss Re

March 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Both economic and insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 were the highest since 2012 – reversing a four-year downtrend – amounting to US$54 billion and US$175 billion, respectively, notes the latest sigma study from the Swiss

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Two dead, more than 15,000 evacuated as cyclone hits southeast India

December 12, 2016 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW DELHI – A cyclone slammed into India’s southeastern coast on Monday, killing at least two people and causing authorities to evacuate thousands of people from low-lying areas. Schools and offices were closed and state authorities were on alert in

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Aon Benfield’s Tropical Storm Risk releases forecast for Atlantic Hurricane season

April 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), part of Aon Benfield Research’s academic and industry collaboration, is forecasting 12 named storms, six hurricanes and two major (Category 3+) hurricanes between the months of June and November. The April forecast for the Atlantic Hurricane