Climate Change Vulnerability & Resilience
Extreme weather events can threaten lives and livelihoods and require effective planning and response measures. Most municipalities are considering the problem and possible solutions--but usually from an infrastructure point of view. We bring a different perspective.
Infrastructure is only part of the story. People are the other part of the story. Which parts of the community's population are most vulnerable to different types of extreme weather events? How much of the population is likely to be in need of help under different scenarios? What sorts of health outcomes are likely to arise?
Our modelling system will help communities to answer these questions by providing a GIS-based visualization of the population and their vulnerabilities. By factoring this information into the planning process, communities will be able to better target their response measures, and better identify in advance the potential cost of response.