Foundational Research

  1. 2015
    1. 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: Preparedness of Fifteen Canadian Cities to Limit Flood Damage (PDF)

  2. 2014
    1. 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.

      Partners for Action: Priorities for Advancing Flood Resiliency in Canada (PDF)

  3. 2013
    1. 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.

      Assessing the Viability of Overland Flood Insurance: the Canadian Residential Property Market (PDF)