Floods happen. How can our communities weather the storm?
Experts agree that extreme weather is a serious problem; we must act now to make our communities resilient by reducing our risk, and putting plans in place to recover quickly should extreme weather impact our communities.
Shawna Peddle, Director of Partners for Action, says:
Coordinated leadership, sound adaptation research, and applied solutions are needed now to manage the risks associated with a changing climate.
Across Canada, damage from extreme weather has cost taxpayers and insurers almost $10 billion since 1998. Water-related damage is now the leading cause of home-insurance claims in many communities, large and small. Municipal governments, the insurance industry, researchers, and the public are coming together to better understand what we can do to lower that number in the future, and focus on preventing flood damage, rather than cleanup.
Partners for Action is an applied research network dedicated to reducing the risk of flood damage in Canadian communities.
We can work together to build more flood-resilient communities. We invite you to join us.
What is a resilient community?
Adaptation to climate change can involve structural (such as dams and berms) and non-structural (such as policies, plans, and procedures) components.
A resilient community uses a combination of these to learn from past disasters, minimize the impacts of flooding, and recover quickly.
- Mar. 20, 2018
- Mar. 19, 2018
P4A's Director, Shawna Peddle, joins team of experts commenting on the impacts of flooding events last month in Brantford, Ontario.
- Mar. 5, 2018
Partners for Action was featured in the Toronto Star. P4A's Director, Shawna Peddle, shares her expert advice on the increase of extreme weather, in particular urban flooding, across the country.
Read the full article here.
- Feb. 22, 2018
Over the past week many communities in Southern Ontario have seen heavy rainfalls, high water levels in surrounding lakes and rivers, and melting snow and ice jams, leading to flooded roads and homes.
- Feb. 5, 2018
From January 31st to February 2nd, Partners for Action (P4A) participated in CatIQ’s Canadian Catastrophe Conference (C4) in Gatineau-Ottawa. The conference brought together a diverse group of stakeholders from a range of sectors, including representatives from academia, the insurance industry, government agencies, emergency response groups, and media organizations, among others.