Partners for Action: Preparedness of Fifteen Canadian Cities to Limit Flood Damage
In 2015, we interviewed 15 large cities across Canada, to assess their readiness for a flood event. Canadian cities were strong in:
- residential backwater valve installation in new homes
- flood plain mapping
- land use planning
- urban drainage
Partners for Action: Priorities for Advancing Flood Resiliency in Canada
In 2014 interviews, stakeholders identified three winning conditions that would help reduce the risk of flood.
- Canadians must understand the risk that flooding presents to their homes, businesses, and communities;
- Canadian decision-makers must use their understanding of flood risk to make sound adaptation decisions; and,
- Canadians must have options to transfer flood risks that remain after they have put adaptation strategies in place.
Assessing the Viability of Overland Flood Insurance: the Canadian Residential Property Market
Our 2013 work asked insurers and other stakeholders about their priorities regarding flood resiliency in Canada identified two key recommendations:
- Begin a discussion on the actions necessary to improve flood and disaster risk management; and,
- Conduct research on flood risk exposure across Canada.