Flood Mapping with Don Pearson: Friday, June 15, 2007 , by ICLR

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction is pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop with Don Pearson, General Manager of Conservation Ontario.

Don will focus on the preliminary results of a Floodline Mapping and data inventory recently completed under an agreement between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Conservation Ontario, the objectives of which are to:

  1. Define the status of flood plain mapping in the province, including date, type and method of flood line definition, and extent of hydraulic information;
  2. Define the extent of information that exists related to the existing risk of flooding. The intent of which is to determine what information is currently available in terms of the number, type, risk level, and potential numbers of people that are at risk of flooding in Ontario.

Don Pearson

Don Pearson joined Conservation Ontario as General Manager in May 2005. Conservation Ontario represents Ontario�s 36 Conservation Authorities, delivering programs and services and managing natural resources in partnership with all levels of government and local communities.

Prior to joining Conservation Ontario he spent two years as Chief Administrative Officer of the County of Perth, where he initiated the transformation and modernization of the County�s governance and administration structure and processes.

From 1981 until 2003, Mr. Pearson served as the General Manager of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, where under his leadership the Authority earned a reputation for excellence and innovation in environmental management with particular emphasis on water quality, soil conservation and community involvement programs. With the Conservation Authority�s support, the Thames was designated as a Canadian Heritage River in 2000.

Don earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 1998 and holds an Honours Science Degree from the University of Waterloo (1975). He has been an active community volunteer for the United Way of London and Middlesex (Vice-Chair, Board of Directors and Campaign Chair in 1999 and 2000), the 2001 Canada Summer Games, and has chaired the Southwestern Ontario Travel Association, the Grand Bend Harbour Committee, and the Board of the London and Middlesex Heritage Museum.

  1. When: Friday, June 15, 2007 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  2. Where: Insurance Bureau of Canada, 151 Yonge Street, 18th floor boardroom, Toronto.
  3. RSVP: Tracy Waddington (416) 364-8677 (twaddington@iclr.org).

Friday Forum

ICLR seeks to strengthen the insurance community�s awareness of the risks associated with natural hazards. Each month we will host an informal discussion of current research and industry issues related to natural hazards. Attendance will be limited to ensure that participants can directly contribute to the discussion. The cost is $75 ($150 for non-members, if space permits) for each forum. Business casual dress.

About ICLR

ICLR is a research institute. Established by Canada�s property and casualty insurers, we are working to reduce disaster losses. The Institute is internationally recognized for our leadership in multi-disciplinary disaster prevention research. Quality research provides the foundation for better public policy and disaster management. We use research findings to help you better understand the hazards that you are vulnerable to, and identify simply steps you can take to better protect your family and your home. More at http://www.iclr.org/.