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David Etkin

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School of Administrative Studies

Associate Professor

Office: Atkinson College, 230
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 44016
Email: etkin@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.

Degrees

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

Research Interests

Emergency Management
Books

Publication
Year

Textbook on disaster theory

2015

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

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)

2010

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)

2009

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.

2004

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.

2003

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.

2000

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.

1998

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).

1998

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.

1993

Monographs

Publication
Year

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.

1999

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

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)

2009

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

2009

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)

2008

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

2007

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.

2007

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).

2007

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).

2007

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.

2005

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).

2003

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.

2003

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.

2001

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.

2001

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.

2000

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.

1999

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.

1999

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

1999

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.

1999

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.

1999

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).

1998

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

1997

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.

1997

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

1997

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.

1997

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.

1997

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.

1996

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

1995

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.

1995

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

1995

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.

1995

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.

1994

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.

1993

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.

1991

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.

1991

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

1990

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

1990

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.

1989

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.

1988

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

1986

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

1980

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

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.

2008

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.

2008

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.

1999

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

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.

2005

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)

2005

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/

2002

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/

2002

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.

1991

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

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).

2009

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.

2004

Research Reports

Publication
Year

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

2009

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.

2008

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.

2001

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.

2000

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

1998

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

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).

2010

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/




Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2019 ES/ENVS6401 3.0 A Disasters: Concepts and Causes LECT
Winter 2020 ES/ENVS6401 3.0 N Disasters: Concepts and Causes LECT


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.

Degrees

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

Research Interests

Emergency Management

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

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)

2010

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)

2009

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.

2004

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.

2003

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.

2000

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.

1998

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).

1998

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.

1993

Books

Publication
Year

Textbook on disaster theory

2015

Monographs

Publication
Year

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.

1999

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

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)

2009

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

2009

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)

2008

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

2007

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.

2007

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).

2007

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).

2007

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.

2005

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).

2003

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.

2003

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.

2001

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.

2001

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.

2000

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.

1999

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.

1999

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

1999

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.

1999

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.

1999

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).

1998

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

1997

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.

1997

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

1997

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.

1997

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.

1997

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.

1996

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

1995

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.

1995

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

1995

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.

1995

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.

1994

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.

1993

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.

1991

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.

1991

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

1990

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

1990

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.

1989

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.

1988

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

1986

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

1980

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

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.

2008

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.

2008

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.

1999

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

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.

2005

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)

2005

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/

2002

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/

2002

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.

1991

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

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).

2009

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.

2004

Research Reports

Publication
Year

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

2009

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.

2008

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.

2001

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.

2000

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

1998

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

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).

2010

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/




Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2019 ES/ENVS6401 3.0 A Disasters: Concepts and Causes LECT
Winter 2020 ES/ENVS6401 3.0 N Disasters: Concepts and Causes LECT