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Experts Comment on Canada’s Infrastructure Vulnerability to Natural Disasters

Matt Ball on June 24, 2013 - in Maintenance

Canada’s infrastructure has become more vulnerable to natural disasters such as the flooding in southern Alberta due to the rising cost of upkeep and increasing frequency of dangerous weather due to climate change, say experts attending a major conference on disaster management.

Dr. Saeed Mirza, emeritus professor at Montreal’s McGill University specializing in structural engineering, added that the monumental infrastucture costs accumulated over decades of negligence have left Canada particularly vulnerable to catastrophic events.

Read more via The Vancouver Sun
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