The Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) would like to invite you to join us in an informative webinar presentation by Mr. Richard Boase, P.Geo., from the District of North Vancouver.
The District of North Vancouver (DNV) has a history of significant life altering geomorphic-related incidents that have impacted lives and properties. To respond to the growing need of a clear policy in combination with a higher level of professional oversight associated with developments, the DNV has implemented Development Permit Areas as a policy tool. The three Natural Hazard Development Areas, which are adopted by the Council into the current OCP, are Wildfire Protection, Slope Hazards, and Creek Hazards. This presentation provides the general background information on the DNV’s Natural Hazard development permit review process as it relates to both Qualified Professionals and homeowners.
In this presentation, Mr. Boase provides the background and his personal experiences in developing the DNV’s award winning Natural Hazard Management Program. He will discuss the many questions that needed to be answered in a development permit reading natural hazard risk management. These questions include: How does the DNV assess the risk? How is an “acceptable risk” determined? How are the risk findings are communicated to owners, stakeholders and the Council? And how should the risks be addressed by consultants and contractors?