TORONTO, April 30, 2019 ─ As several communities in Eastern Canada are struggling to manage the impact of historic flooding in the region, York University experts are available to discuss emergency response, disaster management, recovery and evacuation.
Jack L. Rozdilsky, associate professor of Disaster and Emergency Management in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, is available for media interviews on disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery, and natural disasters. He was in Bracebridge in the past few days, surveying the situation first hand.
He can speak to:
- Disaster response and recovery, mitigation, and preparedness
- Role of emergency management
- Natural disasters
- Disaster recovery and aftermath (physical and social aspects)
Nirupama Agrawal, associate professor in the Disaster and Emergency Management Program, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, is a working group member at the Canadian Dam Association on dam safety and emergency management issues. Agrawal’s new book, Natural Disasters and Risk Management in Canada- An Introduction (2018), offers a comprehensive approach for disaster risk evaluation and identifies early warning systems for various types of hazards.
She can speak to:
- Increase of flood risk due to urbanisation
- Disaster risk management; business continuity
- Physical dynamics of natural hazards
- Disaster management using GIS and remote sensing techniques
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Gloria Suhasini, York University Media Relations, 416-736-2100 ext. 22094, email@example.com