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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Article: Helping neighbourhoods weather the storm

ENVision article

P4A was recently featured in the Faculty of Environment's newsletter ENVision. Learn more about how the network was created by a University of Waterloo alumna and how P4A is working to mitigate the impacts of flooding.  

Monday, April 16, 2018

Save the date: CatIQ Connect

CATIQ poster

Bringing Together Industry, Academia and Government to Discuss Canadian Natural and Mad-Made Catastrophes.

CatIQ Connect will be hosting the Canada's Catastrophe Conference February 4-6, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario. Make sure to save the date for this incredible conference.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

P4A teams up with the Canadian Red Cross to protect Canadians from floods

Red Cross signing

The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, Partners for Action (P4A) and the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) are proud to announce a new partnership to advance flood resiliency in Canada.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Expert Advisory - The Implications of Widespread Flooding

Shawna Peddle

P4A's Director, Shawna Peddle, joins team of experts commenting on the impacts of flooding events last month in Brantford, Ontario. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

‘Water is the new fire,’ says the Insurance Bureau of Canada

car in flooded waters

Partners for Action was featured in the Toronto Star. P4A's Director, Shawna Peddle, shares her expert advice on the increase of extreme weather, in particular urban flooding, across the country.

Read the full article here

Friday, February 16, 2018

Flood Policy Research Group

flooded stop sign

Partners for Action has joined the Flood Research Policy Group (FRPG) based at the University of Waterloo. The FRPG is an interdisciplinary group of researchers working to support Canadian flood policy with evidence-based advice, and advance flood-related research in Canada.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Canadian Coastal Resilience Forum


Transforming risk knowledge into action

Storm surges, eroding coastlines and sea level rise pose threats to economic and social well-being in Canada’s coastal communities. Despite government efforts to adapt to a changing climate, there are currently issues that coastal communities are facing when reducing existing risks (e.g., residential property buy-outs in flood-prone; property risk disclosure). 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Raising risk awareness through flood mapping

Flood map

We are excited to announce two reports that P4A has produced for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) that look at the role of flood maps in community engagement and raising risk awareness at the community level. Recommendations from these reports will be incorporated in NRCan’s Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series in 2018.

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