Dan Sandink is currently the director of research at the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). Dan has led a significant portion of the Institute’s urban flood risk reduction work, and has authored or co-authored dozens of reports and articles on topics related to urban flooding and natural hazards. Dan’s work has focused on risk perception, adoption of lot-level disaster risk reduction practices, flood insurance, climate change adaptation, lot-level basement flood protection technologies, inflow/infiltration, construction code development, interpretation and enforcement, and disaster risk reduction for residential/non-engineered buildings, among other topics. Dan is a graduate of the geography and planning programs at the universities of Guelph, Western Ontario and Toronto.
Areas of research and expertise: human dimensions of hazards and the social aspects of flooding, urban flood risk, public hazard risk perceptions, disaster risk management and climate change adaptation