Advancing Flood Resiliency in Canadian Communities
Who we are
Partners for Action is an applied research network dedicated to reducing the risk of flood damage and advancing flood resiliency in Canadian communities.
Why our work is important
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.
What is a resilient community?
Flood resiliency involves the promotion of flood awareness and preparedness, as well as strategies to adapt to and to prevent flooding events.
A resilient community uses a combination of structural (such as dams and berms) and non-structural (such as policies, plans, and procedures) adaptation strategies and learns from past disasters in order to minimize the impacts of flooding and recover quickly.
- Sep. 21, 2020
Read the results of P4A’s 2020 national survey on Canadians’ opinions on flood risk. Support for property buyouts is mixed and Canadians remain dangerously unaware of their own flood risk.
- Aug. 7, 2020
The report outlines a series of research activities conducted by P4A to promote flood risk awareness and actions to reduce vulnerability and build safer and more resilient communities across Canada.
- May 5, 2020
"Managed retreat through property buyouts is widely regarded as an effective disaster risk reduction strategy. Designing property buyout programs involves several key policy considerations, which ideally balance efficiency, social acceptability and political feasibility.