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The health effects of flooding

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When considering the effects of floods, it’s common to think about the immediate risks such as drowning or physical distress and to dismiss long term impacts. It is important to acknowledge that even after a flood occurs there is still a significant risk of impacts on one’s health. With intense flood events on the rise it is becoming even more critical for Canadians to understand the various associated threats.

AAG Conference: Hazards

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Partners for Action (P4A) recently participated in the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting from April 10th to 14th, 2018. The conference attracted leading scholars, scientists, experts, researchers, and students to New Orleans, Louisiana, to share emerging research and to partake in discussions on a variety of pressing environmental topics.

Floods are happening in your community. Know your risks and get prepared

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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.

It's time to communicate - lessons from CATIQ's Canadian Catastrophe Conference

CATIQ conference poster

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.

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