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Critical Infrastructure

The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.

Canadian cities not prepared for floods - study

21 May 2015, Huffington Post

'Flood preparedness for Canadian cities is, on average, mediocre,' said Blair Feltmate, Intact chair of the climate adaptation project at the University of Waterloo and author of the study according to Huffington Post. The cities scored relatively well on some factors but Feltmate was surprised at how little planning cities have done to ensure access to essential goods and services...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 4.6 [PDF, 85Kb]Procedures are in place to assess the disaster risk impacts of major development projects, especially infrastructure
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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