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Expert Forum: Addressing Climate Risks for Coastal Transportation Infrastructure

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Please join us in Vancouver for an Expert Forum on managing coastal transportation risk in British Columbia

MEOPAR, in partnership with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and WESTAC, will be holding an Expert Forum on Coastal Transportation Infrastructure at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The Forum will take place on May 16 & 17, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. 

The Forum will focus on the management of risks associated with extreme weather, natural disasters, sea level rise, and climate change as they impact the movement of people and goods in coastal communities in British Columbia. Public and private stakeholders involved in managing existing coastal infrastructure and investing in new systems will be present to discuss best practices for the design and construction of new infrastructure in coastal communities; mechanisms to adapt existing infrastructure during repairs; and the opportunity to ‘build back better’ after disaster strikes.  

A report summarizing the findings of the Expert Forum will be shared with decision-makers across Canada with the goal of providing direction to new partnerships between the academic, public and private sectors.

A draft agenda is available which will be updated as speakers are confirmed.

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This event is free to attend, but space is limited. The deadline to register is April 30th, 2018, space permitting.

A small room block is available at the Delta Vancouver Downtown Suites. Rooms must be reserved by Monday, April 30th to receive the group rate. Book your stay using the Delta’s online reservation system.

Student Attendance

There are a limited amount of student tickets available. Please contact Alison Maunder if you are a student and are interested in attending the event.

Other Questions

Please contact Alison Maunder with any questions about the event.


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When Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:45am - Thursday, May 17, 2018at 12:00pm

Where Vancouver, British Columbia