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.
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).
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.
Partners for Action (P4A) is pleased to share our research, communication, and partnership
highlights from 2017.
Our work over the past year is bringing us that much closer to our goal of advancing flood
resiliency across the country. See our 2017 Annual Report.
Partners for Action (P4A) is featured on the Global Index Insurance Facility website in the document Partners for Action (P4A) - Building Collaborative Networks. This document highlights P4A's role in building collaborative networks, as the research network continues to bring diverse partners together towards improving flood risk management in Canada.
A recent study led by the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and Partners for Action (P4A) at the University of Waterloo demonstrates that, although the risk of floods may be on the rise, risk awareness from homeowners is lacking.