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ICLR to host webinar on exposure of buildings to wildfire

October 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a webinar later this month on vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies related to exposure of buildings to wildfire. The webinar, to be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT on

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ICLR to host webinar on clean water inflow and infiltration on Sept. 15

September 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a webinar on inflow and infiltration (I/I) on Sept. 15. The webinar, to be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST, will feature Barbara Robinson from Norton Engineering, who

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Provincial, local governments should consider mandatory hurricane interpretation training: ICLR report

August 25, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Provincial and local governments should consider mandating compulsory training in the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC)’s severe hurricane interpretation course, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) recommended in a new research paper. The paper, titled Communicating hurricane risk in Eastern Canada:

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“Clear and direct communication line” needed between insurers and Canadian Hurricane Centre: ICLR

August 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A “clear and direct communication line” should be established between the Canadian insurance industry and the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) recommended in a research paper released on Thursday. The recommendation was one of

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ICLR to host webinar on effects of hail on vehicles

May 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will host a webinar next month on the effects of hail on vehicles. The Hail Impacts on Automobiles: A state-of-the-art-review webinar will be held on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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ICLR holding 2017 hurricane season forecast webinar on May 30

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is holding a webinar on May 30 that will discuss a forecast of the 2017 hurricane season. Bob Robichaud, warning preparedness meteorologist for the Canadian Hurricane Centre, will be part of the interactive

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Insurance industry should look ahead to even larger losses than Fort McMurray, ICLR chair suggests

May 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The insurance industry should start thinking about what “could have been” if the Fort McMurray wildfire had been an even larger loss, the chair of Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) said on Friday at the institute’s annual general meeting.

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day gearing up one year after Fort McMurray

May 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One year after the Fort McMurray wildfire started and eventually became Canada’s costliest natural disaster, community groups across the country are gearing up to taking part in the third annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (WCPD) to take measures to reduce

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ICLR to hold its forecast of 2017 wildfire season on May 10

May 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is holding its forecast of the 2017 wildfire season on May 10. The forecast, in a webinar running from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST that day, will feature Dr. Kerry Anderson, fire

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ICLR to host webinar on lot-level approaches to control urban flood risk and mitigate basement flooding

April 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a webinar in two weeks on lot-level approaches to control urban flood risk and mitigate basement flooding. The webinar on April 21 at 10 a.m. Eastern time is part of

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ICLR launches backwater valve installation website for homeowners and professionals

April 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) has launched a backwater valve installation website to provide basic information about sewage backflow prevention devices to assist homeowners in better understanding what they are and how they work, and aid plumbing professionals

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Present Canadian approach to wildland/urban interface fires requires “radical and sweeping strategic shift”: ICLR

March 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The present Canadian approach to wildland/urban interface fires requires a “radical and sweeping strategic shift,” the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) said in a newly released report into the Fort McMurray wildfire. The final report was titled Why some