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Friday, Jan 18, 2019

Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo releases a new report on best practices to reduce flood risk for existing communities

Weathering the Storm: Developing a New Flood Risk Standard for Canadian Communities

The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation today released a new report titled, “Weathering the Storm: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Existing Communities”.

"The report highlights a range of solutions that can be deployed practically and cost-effectively within communities and households, across Canada, to reduce flood risk. It also features a Flood Hazard and Vulnerability Screening Framework for selecting areas within communities that should be targeted for flood-resiliency retrofits." - Natalia Moudrak, Director, Infrastructure Adaptation Program

John van der Eerden, Vice President of Water Resources, was one of the subject matter experts who helped contribute during a year-long consultation with municipal experts, engineering consultants, conservation authorities and industry representatives from across Canada to produce the report.