international conference on alternatives for preventing or
controlling water related disasters such as floods or droughts
is being held at Western.
The Institute for
Catastrophic Loss Reduction, along with several partners such
as UNESCO and Environment Canada, is hosting the event to
identify how non-structural measures can improve society’s
capacity to anticipate, mitigate, withstand and recover from
The sessions are being held at
Spencer Hall Conference Centre Oct. 18-20.
is one of the first that acknowledges that effective water
resources management impact many disciplines. As a result, we
have lawyers, economists, engineers and social and natural
scientists here,” says Slobodan Simonovic, conference
organizer and Research Chair for the ICLR.
information, visit www.iclr.org