Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Social Vulnerability and Economic Loss Survey
Posted: January 17, 2020
United Shoreline Ontario is launching this survey to create a snapshot of the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline. This information will be shared with government and the International Joint Commission in hopes of influencing fair, equitable and responsive high water, flood and erosion policy.
The United Nations believes that assessing "Social Vulnerability" is critical in effective disaster risk reduction. Climate change adaptations and risk management must consider the social vulnerability of those being impacted, or of those being asked to 'adapt'.
Some people may:
1) face a higher risk of disaster due to where they live;
2) be less able or less prepared to react;
3) be unable to afford to respond, or have few/no family or friends to help out.
There are many things that might make you more vulnerable in a risk situation, including your income, gender, age, abilities, language and language skills, and social supports.
United Shoreline Ontario also wants to better understand and record the local harm caused by the 2017 and 2019 high water, flooding and erosion, including financial, economic and environmental costs.
Your responses are extremely important. While we hope to capture as complete a picture as possible, please only answer the questions you feel comfortable answering. This survey should take less than 20 minutes to complete and is ANONYMOUS.
Please share this survey with your shoreline neighbours and friends.