MEOPAR is partnering with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and the Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC), to hold an Expert Forum on coastal transportation and infrastructure. The Forum will take place May 16-17, 2018 at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on Simon Fraser University Campus in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Forum will seek to bring together stakeholders in the academic, public and private sectors to discuss best practices in infrastructure design, construction, adaptation, and response to risks. The focus for this Forum will be coastal communities in British Columbia, with future Fora under consideration to examine similar challenges in Canada’s eastern and northern regions.
A report summarizing the findings of the Expert Forum will be shared with decision-makers across Canada with the goal of providing direction to new partnerships between the academic, public and private sectors.