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Conférence de Jacob Stolle


Monsieur Jacob Stolle, étudiant assistant à l'Université d'Ottawa, présentera une conférence le jeudi 28 février 2019 à 10 h 30, à la salle 2422 du Centre Eau Terre Environnement de l'INRS.

La conférence de monsieur Stolle s'intitule Hazards and Impacts of Extreme Coastal Flood Events / Future focus on Quebec’s case.




Human interaction with extreme flood events has shaped engineering, environmental and social progress throughout history. This has been further exacerbated by climate change as rising sea levels and increased occurrence of extreme weather events had a major influence on vulnerable coastal communities. In this presentation, these interactions will be examined through the lens of a recent major flooding event, the 2018 Indonesian Palu Tsunami. The presentation will illustrate why this event was so unique while also providing insight into the hazards that extreme flooding events pose to coastal communities in Canada. The presentation will further show how the lessons from the field survey of this event, along with similar surveys from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and 2011 Tohoku Tsunami, have informed ongoing collaboration between research groups in Canada, Germany and Japan into the design of flood-resilient structures.


Quebec and Canada experience a unique and challenging coastal environment due to the interaction between ice, wave, tidal, and current forces. Additionally, with changes to the mean weather patterns, the northern systems have been forced to react, causing the accelerated retreat of shorelines. Drawing upon experience in extreme flooding events, research programs and objectives will be outlined addressing these forces. The design of economical, sustainable coastal protection structures in this complex, fragile ecosystem will be critical in ensuring the viability of Quebec and Canadian communities into the future.



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