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The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) brings together experts across disciplines to consider the impacts of climate change from every angle. A fresh approach, built on smart science, working toward achievable solutions – because at Waterloo, change really does matter.

Established in 2008, ICseeks to advance research on climate change by facilitating interdisciplinary research and providing relevant scientific information that empowers business, government and civil society to prepare and respond effectively to weather events and climate change.

  1. Mar. 31, 2017Experts Combat Community Flooding, Canada’s Costliest Extreme Weather ChallengeICCA logo

    Due to the growing number of costly and severe flooding events in communities across Canada, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre - University of Waterloo), have announced a joint effort to develop a new report on nationally applicable best practices for flood-resilient greenfield community design.

  2. Feb. 20, 2017A local solution to a global flooding problemElizabeth English

    The Record recently featured an article on Elizabeth English, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, who is leading a team of researchers on a project to help manage flood-prone areas of the Grand River.

  3. Jan. 11, 2017Thomas Homer-Dixon: Canada must not give up the fight on climate changeThomas Homer-Dixon

    The Globe and Mail, January 2nd, 2017


    Thomas Homer-Dixon is a professor in the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the faculty of environment at the University of Waterloo.

    Those of us concerned about climate change generally inhabit an old-fashioned reality-based world. Scientific research and evidence drive our concern. Although we wish the climate problem would vanish – because, among other things, we want our kids and grandkids to have a safe future – that motivation doesn’t override what science tells us. And science tells us that climate change is a grave threat to humanity.

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