David Etkin

School of Administrative Studies

Associate Professor

Office: Atkinson College, 044D
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 44016
Emailetkin@yorku.ca

Prof. David Etkin is an associate professor of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University.

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Prior to that he worked for 28 years with the Meteorological Service of Canada in a variety of fields, including operations and research. He has been an associate member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto since 1994, doing research on natural hazards, teaching and supervising graduate students. In 2003 he was awarded the Environment Canada Award of Excellence. Prof. Etkin has participated in three international hazard projects and was one of only 2 non-Americans to assist with their 2nd national assessment of natural hazards. He has been principal investigator for a NATO short term project on natural hazards and disasters and the Canadian Assessment of Natural Hazards Project that resulted in the book 'An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada,' which he edited. The summary report he wrote of this latter project has been widely distributed within Canada and was used by PSEPC and Foreign Affairs as the official Canadian contribution to the ISDR Kobe disaster conference held this past year.

Area of Specialization

Emergency Management

Degrees

M.Sc., York University
B.Ed., University of Toronto
B.Sc., York University

All Publications

Monographs

Etkin, D., (1999). Extreme Events and Natural Disasters in an Era of Increasing Environmental Change. In, Report of a May 14, 1999 Workshop on Emerging Environmental Issues in Ontario. Environmental Monograph No. 15. Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 19-22.

Book Chapters

Etkin, D. and Malkin-Dubbins, L. (2010) Disasters and the In-Between City. In, “In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability”, Roger Keil, Patricia Wood, Douglas Young (eds.) Kelowna, BC: Praxis(e) Press. (invited paper – in press)

Etkin, D. (2009) . Patterns of Risk: Spatial Planning as a Strategy for the Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards. In Fra Paleo, U. (ed.) 2009. Building safer communities. Risk governance, spatial planning, and responses to natural hazards. Amsterdam, IOS Press. (invited paper)

Etkin, D., Cohen, S., B. Bass, B. Jones, J. Lacroix, B. Mills, D. Scott and G.C. van Kooten. (2004) . “Regional adaptation strategies”. In H. Coward and A.J. Weaver (eds.), Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada, Wilfred Laurier University Press, Waterloo, pp. 151-179.

Etkin, D. and Dore, M., (2003). “Natural Disasters, Adaptive Capacity and Development in the 21st Century”. In: Pelling, M. (ed.) Natural Disasters and Development in a Globalizing World, Routledge, London, chapter 5, 75-92.

Etkin, D.A. and M.F. Myers, (2000). "Thunderstorms in a Social Context" in Storms Vol. II, eds. Pielke and Pielke, Routledge Press, pp. 43-59.

Etkin, D., M.T. Vázquez and I. Kelman, (1998). “Natural Disasters and Human Activity”, A Contribution to the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation State of the Environment Report (Montréal, Canada: North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation).

Etkin, D., (1998). "Climate Change and Extreme Events: Canada" in Canada Country Study: Climate Impacts and Adaptation - Volume VIII : National Cross-Cutting Issues, M. Mayer and W. Avis, eds. (Downsview: Environment Canada, Environmental Adaptation Research Group) pp. 31-80.

Etkin, D. (1993) . “Planning in a Climate of Change: Choices under Uncertainty”. In: G. Wall (editor), Impacts of Climate Change on Resource Management in the North. Dep't. of Geography Occasional Paper no. 16, University of Waterloo, pp. 29-41.

Journal Articles

Etkin, D. and Nirupama, N. (2009) "Emergency Managers in Ontario: An Exploratory Study of Their Perspectives," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Vol. 6(1), Article 38. (As of May 4, 2010, this paper has been downloaded 199 times from the journal website)

Etkin, D. (2009) . Beyond the Four Pillars. CRHNet Newsletter, Vol. 1(1), pp. 18-19.

Etkin, D. (2008) . Global Change and Risk Management. In, Time to Pass the Baton: Disaster Risk Reduction from the Perspective of Environmental Management, Land Use Management, Finance and Public Investment. J.P. Sarmiento Ed., International Resources Group, USAID, 281-284. (invited paper)

Etkin, D. Murphy, B. and Pearce, L. (editors) . 2007. The Theory and Practice of Emergency Management in Canada. International Journal of Emergency Management. Vol. 4(2).

Etkin, D. and Ho, E. (2007) . Climate Change: Perceptions and Discourses of Risk. Journal of Risk Research. Vol. 10, No. 5, 623–641.

Etkin, D. and Haque, C.E. (2007) . People and community as constituent parts of hazards: the significance of societal dimensions in hazards analysis. Natural Hazards Vol. 41(2), 271-282.

Etkin, D. and Haque, C.E. (2007) . Preface. In, Haque, C.E. and Etkin, D. (editors) 2007. People, Community and Resilience: Societal Dimensions of Environmental Hazards. Natural Hazards, Vol. 41(2).

Etkin, D. and Stefanovic, I.L. (2005) . Mitigating Natural Disasters: The Role of Eco-Ethics. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. Vol. 10, pp. 469-490.

Etkin, D., Haque, E. and Brooks, G. (editors) . 2003. An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada. Natural Hazards. Kluwer. Vol. 28 (2-3). http://www.wkap.nl/prod/b/1-4020-1179-2

Etkin, D., Haque, C.E. and Brooks, G.R. (2003) Editorial: Towards A Better Understanding of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada. In: An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada. Natural Hazards. Kluwer, Vol. 28, No. 2-3.

Etkin, D, S.E. Brun, A. Shabbar, and P. Joe, (2001). Tornado Climatology of Canada Revisited: Tornado Activity During Different Phases of ENSO. Int’l. J. of Climatology, 21(8), 915-938.

Etkin, D., Kelman, I., and Vasquez, M.T., (2001). Natural Disasters. In The North American Mosaic: A State of the Environment Report. Commission for Environmental Co-operation, NAFTA, pp. 71-74.

Etkin, D. and Dore, M. (2000) . The Importance of Measuring the Social Costs of Natural Disasters at a Time of Climate Change. Australian J. of Emergency Management. Spring 2000, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 46-48.

Etkin, D., (1999). Risk transference and related trends: driving forces towards more mega-disasters. Global Environmental Change Part B: Environmental Hazards, Vol: 1(2), pp. 51-92, December 1999 , pp. 69-75.

Etkin, D.A. and Brun, S.E. (1999) . "A Note on Canada's Hail Climatology, 1974-1993" International Journal of Climatology. Vol. 19(12) pp. 1357-1373.

Etkin, D., Kerry, M., G. Kelk,, I. Burton and S. Kalhok, (1999). "Glazed Over: Canada Copes with the Ice Storm of 1998" in Environment 41(1): 6-11, pp. 28-33.

Etkin, D., Colombo, A.F., and Karney, B.W. (1999) . Climate variability and the frequency of extreme temperature events for nine sites across Canada: Implications for power usage. Journal of Climate, vol. 12(8), pp.2490-2502.

Etkin, D.A., (1999). 'Natural Hazards'. In ‘Human Activity and the Environment’ (Ottawa: Statistics Canada) pp.187-192

Etkin, D., Bush, E., D. Hayley, E. Hivon, B. Ladanyi, B. Lavender, G. Paoli, D. Riseborough, J. Smith and M. Smith, (1998). Climate Change Impacts on Permafrost Engineering Design (Downsview: Environment Canada, Environmental Adaptation Research Group).

Etkin, D. and White, R. (1997) : Climate Change, Extreme Events and The Canadian Insurance Industry, Natural Hazards, vol. 16, pp. 135-163.

Etkin, D. and Brun, S.E., (1997): Climate Change and The Future of Canadian Atmospheric Hazards, in; Coping with Natural Hazards in Canada: Scientific, Government and Insurance Industry Perspectives, Insurers Advisory Org. Inc., Toronto, pp. 66-72.

Etkin, D. and Brun, S.E. (1997) : Discourse on Occurrence Definition, in; Coping with Natural Hazards in Canada: Scientific, Government and Insurance Industry Perspectives, Insurers Advisory Org. Inc., Toronto, pp. 111-120.

Etkin, D. and Brun, S.E. (1997) . "The Space-Time Proposal" The Review- Worldwide Reinsurance, October 1997: pp.49-51

Etkin, D., (1997): The Social and Economic Impact of Hydrometeorological Hazards and Disasters in Canada: a Preliminary Inventory in; Coping with Natural Hazards in Canada: Scientific, Government and Insurance Industry Perspectives, Insurers Advisory Org. Inc., Toronto, pp. 74-110.

Etkin, D., Yazici, D., Pressnail, K., O’Malley,D., and O’Malley, L. (1996) Impact of Climate on the Cost of Buildings. CMOS Bulletin, vol. 24(5), 105-111.

Etkin, D., Joe, P., Crozier, C., Donaldson, N., Brun, E., Clodman, S., Abraham. J., Siok. S., Biron, H., Leduc, M., Chadwick, P., Knott, S., Archibald, J., Vickers, G., Blackwell, S., Droullard, R., Whitman, A., Brooks, H., Kouwen, N., Verret, R., Fournier, G. and Kochtubajda, B. (1995) . Recent Progress in the Operational Forecasting of Summer Severe Weather. Atmosphere-Ocean, vol. 33(1), pp. 249-302.

Etkin, D.A. (1995) . Beyond the Year 2000, More Tornadoes in Western Canada? Implications from the Historical Record. Natural Hazards, vol. 12, pp. 19-27.

Etkin, D. and Maarouf, A. (1995) . An Overview of Atmospheric Natural Hazards in Canada.

Etkin, D. (editor) . In: Proceedings of a Tri-Lateral Workshop on Natural Hazards., Merrickville, Canada, Feb. 11-14, 1995, pp. 63-92.

Etkin, D.A. and Leduc, L. (1994) . A Non-Tornadic Severe Storm Climatology of Southern Ontario Adjusted for Population Bias: Some Surprising Results. CMOS Bulletin, vol. 22(3), pp. 4-8.

Etkin, D.A. and Ramseier, R.O. (1993) . A Comparison of Conventional and Passive Microwave Sea Ice Data Sets for Hudson Bay. Atmosphere-Ocean, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 359-378.

Etkin, D. (1991) . Winter and Summer Surface Air Temperature Trends in the Northern Hemisphere: 1950 to 1988. Climatological Bulletin vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 182-193.

Etkin, D. (1991) . Break-up in Hudson Bay: It’s Sensitivity to Air Temperatures and Implications for Climate Warming. Climatological Bulletin, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 21-34.

Etkin, D. (1990) . Greenhouse Warming: Consequences for Arctic Climate. ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 54-66.

Etkin, D. (1990) . Equivalency of Greenhouse Gases. CO2 Climate Report, no. 90-01, Environment Canada.

Etkin, D. (1989) . Elevation as a Climate Control in Yukon. Inversion, The Newsletter of Arctic Climate, no. 2, Atmospheric Environment Service, Canada, pp. 12-14.

Etkin, D. and Higuchi, K. (1986) . Trends in Year-to-Year Fluctuations in the Surface Air Temperature, Canadian Arctic. Physical Geography, Dec. 1986.

Etkin, D. (1980) . Black is the Same as White. Chinook, vol. 3(1).

Conference Proceedings

Etkin, D. (2005) . A Synthesis of the Symposium and Reflection on Reducing Risk through Partnerships. In, Nirupama, N., Bogutska, T., and Etkin, D. (editors) . 2005. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium. Toronto, Nov. 17-19, 2005 (www.crhnet.ca) pp. 36-39.

Etkin, D., Nirupama, N., and Bogutska, T., (editors). 2005. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium. Toronto, Nov. 17-19, 2005 (www.crhnet.ca)

Etkin, D. (editor) (2002) . Proceedings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society Natural Hazards Workshop, Toronto, Canada, April 2002 http://www.utoronto.ca/env/nato/

Etkin, D.A. and Agnew, T. (1991) . Arctic Climate in the Future. In: Arctic Environment: Past, Present and Future, M. Woo and K.J. Gregor (editors). Proceedings of a Symposium, McMaster University, Nov. 14-15, 1991, pp. 17-34.

Etkin, D., Headley, A. and Stoker, K.J.L. (1988) . A Long-Term Permafrost and Climate Monitoring Program in Northern Canada. Fifth International Conference on Permafrost. Trondheim, Norway. August, 1988, pp. 73-77.

Conference Papers

Etkin, D. The Big Picture - Climate Change Effects in Canada by 2027 (Panel moderator and presenter). Conference Board of Canada: Adapting to Climate Change: Business Planning, Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness. Ottawa, Jan. 21/22, 2008.

Etkin, D. Patterns of Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk. NATO Advanced Training Course: Spatial Planning as a Strategy for Mitigation and Adaptation to Natural Hazards. March 3-8, 2008, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Etkin, D., (1999). Socio-Economic Impacts of Extreme Events, and Issues on the Effectiveness of Warnings. Proceedings: Sixth Workshop on Operational Meteorology. Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 1999. Halifax NS. pp. 189-197.

Research Reports

Etkin, D. (editor) . 2009. Canadians at Risk: Our Exposure to Natural Hazards. Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Research Paper #47, 238 pgs. http://www.iclr.org/listofclimateextremes.html

Etkin, D. (2008) . Global Change and Risk Management. In, Time to Pass the Baton: Disaster Risk Reduction from the Perspective of Environmental Management, Land Use Management, Finance and Public Investment. J.P. Sarmiento Ed., International Resources Group, USAID, 281-284.

Etkin, D. and Bellisario, L.M. (2001) . Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events in the Toronto-Niagara Region. AIRG Meteorological Service of Canada, TNR Report 2001-2, 32 pgs.

Etkin, D., Kumar, A., and Burton, I. (2000) . Assessment of the Flood Hazard and Mitigative Measures in Canada: Report of an Independent Expert Panel. Government of Canada Report, 30pp.

Etkin, D., Burton, I., and Lauterbach, D., Geneva 25 August (1998), UNDP Report. Disasters and Development: El Niño pleads not guilty. A Report on the Impacts of El Niño in 1997/98 and the Implications for Disaster Management

Policy Papers

Etkin, D. and Hutton, D. (2009) . Emergency Management: From Principles to Action. In, Health Policy Research Bulletin: Recognizing the Diversity of Emergency Management as a Discipline and Practice in Canada. Health Canada (invited paper).

Etkin, D., Haque, E., Bellisario, L. and Burton, I., (2004). An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada - A Report for Decision-Makers and Practitioners- http://www.crhnet.ca/, 45pp.

Forthcoming

Etkin, D. and MacGregor, S. (2010) Disaster Data: A Global View of Loss of Life and Damage. In “Treatise on Geomorphology, Hazards/Applied/Anthropogenic/Cultural Geomorphology”, Elsevier Press (invited paper – in press).

Etkin, D (Editor and Author): Textbook on “Disaster & Emergency Management: The Canadian Context”. A Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Project (www.crhnet.ca). In Progress, at http://www.yorku.ca/etkin/dem_book/


Prof. David Etkin is an associate professor of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University.


Prior to that he worked for 28 years with the Meteorological Service of Canada in a variety of fields, including operations and research. He has been an associate member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto since 1994, doing research on natural hazards, teaching and supervising graduate students. In 2003 he was awarded the Environment Canada Award of Excellence. Prof. Etkin has participated in three international hazard projects and was one of only 2 non-Americans to assist with their 2nd national assessment of natural hazards. He has been principal investigator for a NATO short term project on natural hazards and disasters and the Canadian Assessment of Natural Hazards Project that resulted in the book 'An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada,' which he edited. The summary report he wrote of this latter project has been widely distributed within Canada and was used by PSEPC and Foreign Affairs as the official Canadian contribution to the ISDR Kobe disaster conference held this past year.

Area of Specialization

Emergency Management

Degrees

M.Sc., York University
B.Ed., University of Toronto
B.Sc., York University

All Publications

Monographs

Etkin, D., (1999). Extreme Events and Natural Disasters in an Era of Increasing Environmental Change. In, Report of a May 14, 1999 Workshop on Emerging Environmental Issues in Ontario. Environmental Monograph No. 15. Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 19-22.

Book Chapters

Etkin, D. and Malkin-Dubbins, L. (2010) Disasters and the In-Between City. In, “In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability”, Roger Keil, Patricia Wood, Douglas Young (eds.) Kelowna, BC: Praxis(e) Press. (invited paper – in press)

Etkin, D. (2009) . Patterns of Risk: Spatial Planning as a Strategy for the Mitigation of Risk from Natural Hazards. In Fra Paleo, U. (ed.) 2009. Building safer communities. Risk governance, spatial planning, and responses to natural hazards. Amsterdam, IOS Press. (invited paper)

Etkin, D., Cohen, S., B. Bass, B. Jones, J. Lacroix, B. Mills, D. Scott and G.C. van Kooten. (2004) . “Regional adaptation strategies”. In H. Coward and A.J. Weaver (eds.), Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada, Wilfred Laurier University Press, Waterloo, pp. 151-179.

Etkin, D. and Dore, M., (2003). “Natural Disasters, Adaptive Capacity and Development in the 21st Century”. In: Pelling, M. (ed.) Natural Disasters and Development in a Globalizing World, Routledge, London, chapter 5, 75-92.

Etkin, D.A. and M.F. Myers, (2000). "Thunderstorms in a Social Context" in Storms Vol. II, eds. Pielke and Pielke, Routledge Press, pp. 43-59.

Etkin, D., M.T. Vázquez and I. Kelman, (1998). “Natural Disasters and Human Activity”, A Contribution to the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation State of the Environment Report (Montréal, Canada: North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation).

Etkin, D., (1998). "Climate Change and Extreme Events: Canada" in Canada Country Study: Climate Impacts and Adaptation - Volume VIII : National Cross-Cutting Issues, M. Mayer and W. Avis, eds. (Downsview: Environment Canada, Environmental Adaptation Research Group) pp. 31-80.

Etkin, D. (1993) . “Planning in a Climate of Change: Choices under Uncertainty”. In: G. Wall (editor), Impacts of Climate Change on Resource Management in the North. Dep't. of Geography Occasional Paper no. 16, University of Waterloo, pp. 29-41.

Journal Articles

Etkin, D. and Nirupama, N. (2009) "Emergency Managers in Ontario: An Exploratory Study of Their Perspectives," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Vol. 6(1), Article 38. (As of May 4, 2010, this paper has been downloaded 199 times from the journal website)

Etkin, D. (2009) . Beyond the Four Pillars. CRHNet Newsletter, Vol. 1(1), pp. 18-19.

Etkin, D. (2008) . Global Change and Risk Management. In, Time to Pass the Baton: Disaster Risk Reduction from the Perspective of Environmental Management, Land Use Management, Finance and Public Investment. J.P. Sarmiento Ed., International Resources Group, USAID, 281-284. (invited paper)

Etkin, D. Murphy, B. and Pearce, L. (editors) . 2007. The Theory and Practice of Emergency Management in Canada. International Journal of Emergency Management. Vol. 4(2).

Etkin, D. and Ho, E. (2007) . Climate Change: Perceptions and Discourses of Risk. Journal of Risk Research. Vol. 10, No. 5, 623–641.

Etkin, D. and Haque, C.E. (2007) . People and community as constituent parts of hazards: the significance of societal dimensions in hazards analysis. Natural Hazards Vol. 41(2), 271-282.

Etkin, D. and Haque, C.E. (2007) . Preface. In, Haque, C.E. and Etkin, D. (editors) 2007. People, Community and Resilience: Societal Dimensions of Environmental Hazards. Natural Hazards, Vol. 41(2).

Etkin, D. and Stefanovic, I.L. (2005) . Mitigating Natural Disasters: The Role of Eco-Ethics. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. Vol. 10, pp. 469-490.

Etkin, D., Haque, E. and Brooks, G. (editors) . 2003. An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada. Natural Hazards. Kluwer. Vol. 28 (2-3). http://www.wkap.nl/prod/b/1-4020-1179-2

Etkin, D., Haque, C.E. and Brooks, G.R. (2003) Editorial: Towards A Better Understanding of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada. In: An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada. Natural Hazards. Kluwer, Vol. 28, No. 2-3.

Etkin, D, S.E. Brun, A. Shabbar, and P. Joe, (2001). Tornado Climatology of Canada Revisited: Tornado Activity During Different Phases of ENSO. Int’l. J. of Climatology, 21(8), 915-938.

Etkin, D., Kelman, I., and Vasquez, M.T., (2001). Natural Disasters. In The North American Mosaic: A State of the Environment Report. Commission for Environmental Co-operation, NAFTA, pp. 71-74.

Etkin, D. and Dore, M. (2000) . The Importance of Measuring the Social Costs of Natural Disasters at a Time of Climate Change. Australian J. of Emergency Management. Spring 2000, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 46-48.

Etkin, D., (1999). Risk transference and related trends: driving forces towards more mega-disasters. Global Environmental Change Part B: Environmental Hazards, Vol: 1(2), pp. 51-92, December 1999 , pp. 69-75.

Etkin, D.A. and Brun, S.E. (1999) . "A Note on Canada's Hail Climatology, 1974-1993" International Journal of Climatology. Vol. 19(12) pp. 1357-1373.

Etkin, D., Kerry, M., G. Kelk,, I. Burton and S. Kalhok, (1999). "Glazed Over: Canada Copes with the Ice Storm of 1998" in Environment 41(1): 6-11, pp. 28-33.

Etkin, D., Colombo, A.F., and Karney, B.W. (1999) . Climate variability and the frequency of extreme temperature events for nine sites across Canada: Implications for power usage. Journal of Climate, vol. 12(8), pp.2490-2502.

Etkin, D.A., (1999). 'Natural Hazards'. In ‘Human Activity and the Environment’ (Ottawa: Statistics Canada) pp.187-192

Etkin, D., Bush, E., D. Hayley, E. Hivon, B. Ladanyi, B. Lavender, G. Paoli, D. Riseborough, J. Smith and M. Smith, (1998). Climate Change Impacts on Permafrost Engineering Design (Downsview: Environment Canada, Environmental Adaptation Research Group).

Etkin, D. and White, R. (1997) : Climate Change, Extreme Events and The Canadian Insurance Industry, Natural Hazards, vol. 16, pp. 135-163.

Etkin, D. and Brun, S.E., (1997): Climate Change and The Future of Canadian Atmospheric Hazards, in; Coping with Natural Hazards in Canada: Scientific, Government and Insurance Industry Perspectives, Insurers Advisory Org. Inc., Toronto, pp. 66-72.

Etkin, D. and Brun, S.E. (1997) : Discourse on Occurrence Definition, in; Coping with Natural Hazards in Canada: Scientific, Government and Insurance Industry Perspectives, Insurers Advisory Org. Inc., Toronto, pp. 111-120.

Etkin, D. and Brun, S.E. (1997) . "The Space-Time Proposal" The Review- Worldwide Reinsurance, October 1997: pp.49-51

Etkin, D., (1997): The Social and Economic Impact of Hydrometeorological Hazards and Disasters in Canada: a Preliminary Inventory in; Coping with Natural Hazards in Canada: Scientific, Government and Insurance Industry Perspectives, Insurers Advisory Org. Inc., Toronto, pp. 74-110.

Etkin, D., Yazici, D., Pressnail, K., O’Malley,D., and O’Malley, L. (1996) Impact of Climate on the Cost of Buildings. CMOS Bulletin, vol. 24(5), 105-111.

Etkin, D., Joe, P., Crozier, C., Donaldson, N., Brun, E., Clodman, S., Abraham. J., Siok. S., Biron, H., Leduc, M., Chadwick, P., Knott, S., Archibald, J., Vickers, G., Blackwell, S., Droullard, R., Whitman, A., Brooks, H., Kouwen, N., Verret, R., Fournier, G. and Kochtubajda, B. (1995) . Recent Progress in the Operational Forecasting of Summer Severe Weather. Atmosphere-Ocean, vol. 33(1), pp. 249-302.

Etkin, D.A. (1995) . Beyond the Year 2000, More Tornadoes in Western Canada? Implications from the Historical Record. Natural Hazards, vol. 12, pp. 19-27.

Etkin, D. and Maarouf, A. (1995) . An Overview of Atmospheric Natural Hazards in Canada.

Etkin, D. (editor) . In: Proceedings of a Tri-Lateral Workshop on Natural Hazards., Merrickville, Canada, Feb. 11-14, 1995, pp. 63-92.

Etkin, D.A. and Leduc, L. (1994) . A Non-Tornadic Severe Storm Climatology of Southern Ontario Adjusted for Population Bias: Some Surprising Results. CMOS Bulletin, vol. 22(3), pp. 4-8.

Etkin, D.A. and Ramseier, R.O. (1993) . A Comparison of Conventional and Passive Microwave Sea Ice Data Sets for Hudson Bay. Atmosphere-Ocean, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 359-378.

Etkin, D. (1991) . Winter and Summer Surface Air Temperature Trends in the Northern Hemisphere: 1950 to 1988. Climatological Bulletin vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 182-193.

Etkin, D. (1991) . Break-up in Hudson Bay: It’s Sensitivity to Air Temperatures and Implications for Climate Warming. Climatological Bulletin, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 21-34.

Etkin, D. (1990) . Greenhouse Warming: Consequences for Arctic Climate. ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 54-66.

Etkin, D. (1990) . Equivalency of Greenhouse Gases. CO2 Climate Report, no. 90-01, Environment Canada.

Etkin, D. (1989) . Elevation as a Climate Control in Yukon. Inversion, The Newsletter of Arctic Climate, no. 2, Atmospheric Environment Service, Canada, pp. 12-14.

Etkin, D. and Higuchi, K. (1986) . Trends in Year-to-Year Fluctuations in the Surface Air Temperature, Canadian Arctic. Physical Geography, Dec. 1986.

Etkin, D. (1980) . Black is the Same as White. Chinook, vol. 3(1).

Conference Proceedings

Etkin, D. (2005) . A Synthesis of the Symposium and Reflection on Reducing Risk through Partnerships. In, Nirupama, N., Bogutska, T., and Etkin, D. (editors) . 2005. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium. Toronto, Nov. 17-19, 2005 (www.crhnet.ca) pp. 36-39.

Etkin, D., Nirupama, N., and Bogutska, T., (editors). 2005. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium. Toronto, Nov. 17-19, 2005 (www.crhnet.ca)

Etkin, D. (editor) (2002) . Proceedings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society Natural Hazards Workshop, Toronto, Canada, April 2002 http://www.utoronto.ca/env/nato/

Etkin, D.A. and Agnew, T. (1991) . Arctic Climate in the Future. In: Arctic Environment: Past, Present and Future, M. Woo and K.J. Gregor (editors). Proceedings of a Symposium, McMaster University, Nov. 14-15, 1991, pp. 17-34.

Etkin, D., Headley, A. and Stoker, K.J.L. (1988) . A Long-Term Permafrost and Climate Monitoring Program in Northern Canada. Fifth International Conference on Permafrost. Trondheim, Norway. August, 1988, pp. 73-77.

Conference Papers

Etkin, D. The Big Picture - Climate Change Effects in Canada by 2027 (Panel moderator and presenter). Conference Board of Canada: Adapting to Climate Change: Business Planning, Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness. Ottawa, Jan. 21/22, 2008.

Etkin, D. Patterns of Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk. NATO Advanced Training Course: Spatial Planning as a Strategy for Mitigation and Adaptation to Natural Hazards. March 3-8, 2008, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Etkin, D., (1999). Socio-Economic Impacts of Extreme Events, and Issues on the Effectiveness of Warnings. Proceedings: Sixth Workshop on Operational Meteorology. Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 1999. Halifax NS. pp. 189-197.

Research Reports

Etkin, D. (editor) . 2009. Canadians at Risk: Our Exposure to Natural Hazards. Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction Research Paper #47, 238 pgs. http://www.iclr.org/listofclimateextremes.html

Etkin, D. (2008) . Global Change and Risk Management. In, Time to Pass the Baton: Disaster Risk Reduction from the Perspective of Environmental Management, Land Use Management, Finance and Public Investment. J.P. Sarmiento Ed., International Resources Group, USAID, 281-284.

Etkin, D. and Bellisario, L.M. (2001) . Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events in the Toronto-Niagara Region. AIRG Meteorological Service of Canada, TNR Report 2001-2, 32 pgs.

Etkin, D., Kumar, A., and Burton, I. (2000) . Assessment of the Flood Hazard and Mitigative Measures in Canada: Report of an Independent Expert Panel. Government of Canada Report, 30pp.

Etkin, D., Burton, I., and Lauterbach, D., Geneva 25 August (1998), UNDP Report. Disasters and Development: El Niño pleads not guilty. A Report on the Impacts of El Niño in 1997/98 and the Implications for Disaster Management

Policy Papers

Etkin, D. and Hutton, D. (2009) . Emergency Management: From Principles to Action. In, Health Policy Research Bulletin: Recognizing the Diversity of Emergency Management as a Discipline and Practice in Canada. Health Canada (invited paper).

Etkin, D., Haque, E., Bellisario, L. and Burton, I., (2004). An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada - A Report for Decision-Makers and Practitioners- http://www.crhnet.ca/, 45pp.

Forthcoming

Etkin, D. and MacGregor, S. (2010) Disaster Data: A Global View of Loss of Life and Damage. In “Treatise on Geomorphology, Hazards/Applied/Anthropogenic/Cultural Geomorphology”, Elsevier Press (invited paper – in press).

Etkin, D (Editor and Author): Textbook on “Disaster & Emergency Management: The Canadian Context”. A Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Project (www.crhnet.ca). In Progress, at http://www.yorku.ca/etkin/dem_book/