Flood happens. 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 flood, and recover quickly.

  1. Dec. 20, 2017FloodSmartCanada: Climate Change and First Nation Communities

    P4A is very excited to launch the Climate Change and First Nation Communities page on FloodSmartCanada.ca. This section of the website is designated to helping First Nation peoples and communities prepare for floods and climate change.

  2. Dec. 18, 2017December 2017 Newsletter

    Partners for Action (P4A) is pleased to share our research, communication, and partnership
    highlights from 2017. 
    Our work over the past year is bringing us that much closer to our goal of advancing flood
    resiliency across the country. See our 2017 Annual Report.

  3. Dec. 8, 2017Partners for Action (P4A) - Building Collaborative Networkscover page

    Partners for Action (P4A) is featured on the Global Index Insurance Facility website in the document Partners for Action (P4A) - Building Collaborative Networks. This document highlights P4A's role in building collaborative networks, as the research network continues to bring diverse partners together towards improving flood risk management in Canada. 

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Annual report

Our 2017 Annual report (PDF) highlights who we are, where we've been, and where we're headed. Please read and share!

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