The discussion continues after our professional meetings, as well as in anticipation of the next meeting. To date, many of the issues that have been raised have been directed to the CRCI staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) and these were used to guide the discussion following the presentation at our last meeting in January. Do please keep those questions and comments coming. Respecting the Chatham House rules of the professional meeting, we plan to also provide a discussion forum for those of you wishing to draw out some of the meeting themes or emerging concerns and concepts into a more public discourse. You are encouraged to comment on any of the topics raised. The quick links will direct you to the themes and topics therein.
Food, energy and water are the essential consumables that support life. In a catastrophic event, does the urban population have the ability to self-sustain for a few days or will it become an immediate demand burden on City resources? How many households are self-sufficient for 72 hours per Public Safety Canada’s “Your Emergency Preparedness Guide“? Every household received a copy. Various surveys would suggest that despite evidence to the contrary there is a general sense that ‘it won’t happen here or to us’. Indeed, many modern dwellings simply don’t have the [practical] storage space for 72 hours of food and water. This discussion forum was set up to open up the dialogue that has been building in the resilience community. We have collated the comments into topics. Where possible, these topics have sparked some initial investigation, but it has not been possible to conduct full and detailed reviews for each topic. The intent is simply to stimulate discussion and your input is invited, both as correction and comment.