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ICLR to host webinar related to extreme rainfall on March 24

March 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be holding a webinar on “physics” versus climate models as related to extreme rainfall on March 24. The ICLR announced the webinar, titled Practical issues in updating IDF curves for future climate:

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Third annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day launched

February 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The third annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (WCPD) will be held on May 6, the Partners in Protection Association/FireSmart Canada said on Thursday. People in communities throughout Canada will have an opportunity to apply for funding to support efforts to

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ICLR to host webinar on Canadian wildland fire interface maps

January 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting its next Friday Forum webinar on Canadian wildland fire interface maps on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 am EST. The webinar, titled Canadian wildland fire interface maps: Tools

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ICLR to host webinar on Great Cascadia megathrust earthquakes

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a webinar on “Great Cascadia megathrust earthquakes” on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. EST. The workshop, titled “Great Cascadia megathrust earthquakes: Past, present, and future,” will

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ICLR releases new book addressing extreme heat events

December 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) has published a book addressing the risk to Canadians from extreme heat events. Cities to adapt to extreme heat: Celebrating local leadership profiles “20 of the many successful local projects underway or already

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Dufferin County offers rebates to property owners who install hurricane straps

December 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Developers and property owners in Ontario’s Dufferin County are eligible for rebates if they install hurricane straps in their buildings, a county official says. Hurricane straps, which are metal bands that wrap around trusses and connect to walls, “can largely

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ICLR to host workshop on Halton, Ont.’s basement flooding mitigation program

October 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a workshop in late November on a basement flooding mitigation program in Ontario’s Halton Region. Recovering from the Flood: Halton’s Basement Flooding Mitigation Program will be held on Friday, Nov.

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ICLR webinar to focus on challenges in understanding and projecting precipitation extremes

September 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be holding a webinar workshop on the challenges in understanding and projecting precipitation extremes. The webinar, part of the ICLR’s Friday Forum series, will be held on Friday, Oct. 14 from 10

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ICLR to host workshop on sea level rise on Sept. 9

August 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a workshop on sea level rise on Sept. 9. Titled Rising Sea Level is Not a Flooding Event, the workshop will be held between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. EST

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Homes more resistant to ignition by embers had improved survival in Fort Mac wildfire, “luck” not a factor: ICLR report

August 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Surviving homes in otherwise decimated neighbourhoods of Fort McMurray hit by this spring’s massive wildfire were more resistant to ignition by embers, notes a preliminary report issued by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). Home survival is not random

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ICLR to host June workshop on extreme atmospheric peril events

May 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a workshop on extreme atmospheric peril events on Friday, June 17 in Toronto. The ICLR said that its next Friday Forum, titled What Would Happen if Extreme Atmospheric Peril Events

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ICLR launches ‘Insurers Rebuild Better Homes’ program to help reduce risk of loss and damage from natural hazards, including wildfire

May 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) has launched what it’s calling the first program in the world that sets out actions that insurance companies can take to strengthen the disaster preparedness of homeowners by “building back better” homes after