Canadian HAZUS User Group (CanadianHUG)

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Nicky Hastings
National Resources Canada
Vancouver, BC
604-666-3955
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What We Do

The CanHUG (Canadian HAZUS Users Group) was formed in January 2011 to provide a forum for HAZUS users and stakeholders on Canadian application of HAZUS. This group shares information on HAZUS applications in disaster risk reduction, the use of the HAZUS software, expansion of HAZUS capability, and the implimentation of a HAZUS North America, adaptable to all countries, while the group defines its role during its formative stage. It is affiliated with a more broadly scoped Canadian group looking at risk assessment for decision making in disaster risk reduction (RAUG - Risk Assessment Users Group).

Currently CanHUG is facilitated by the Risk Assessment Project of the Natural Resources Canada Program for Public Safety Geoscience. To participate, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Geological Survey of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia.

CanHUG Mission:

The CanHUG mission will be developed by the group, as it understands the scope of its participant needs and aspirations.

CanHUG Initiation Objectives:

-Foster and support a network of stakeholders in the Canadian application of HAZUS
-Create opportunities to learn HAZUS and its use
-Share HAZUS stories
-Share best practices in operating HAZUS and its use

CanHUG active web presence is current supplied through hazuscanada.ca

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Announcements

Canadian HUG monthly telephone meeting scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month 10:30-11:30AM PST
Monthly Risk Assessment Users Group meeting scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month 10:30-11:30AM PST

Call 1-877-413-4790 and use conference code 3381344#

Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

For agendas, presentations and past meeting notes

click here.

CRHNet 2014

11th Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) Symposium
October 22-24, 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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