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Projects and Programs

Our research and networking opportunities in the coming months will focus on:

  • A flooded countryside.Understanding flood risk and impacts on communities and individuals:
    • Examining the barriers to acting to reduce flood risk at the home and community level, and tailoring communication to overcome these barriers. 
    • Developing and sharing flood maps and materials through partnerships with industry and municipalities.
    • Incorporating social vulnerability into flood maps to assist municipalities in targeting mitigation and outreach activities.
    • Investigating the benefit of investment in flood mitigation measures prior to an event.
    • Investigating the new interplay of flood insurance and disaster relief.
  • Acting on flood risk:
    • Developing communication approaches that drive action at the home and community level to become aware of extreme weather events, and prepare at home, at work, and at play.
    • Working with community partners to offer workshops on community resiliency, identifying vulnerabilities and assets to collaboratively prepare for events before they happen.
    • Working with community partners on personal actions that remove water at the property-level, while also beautifying neighbourhoods and driving behavioural change through neighbour-to-neighbour connections.
    • Creating capacity on green infrastructure development planning and tools for flood and drought management in rural communities.
    • Sharing information on flood risks, personal protection, and risk transfer through our website, FloodSmartCanada.
    • Investigating the potential for social media to not just share information on preparedness, but to share emergency information during a flood event.
    • Assessing public policy changes to strengthen adaptation and flood resiliency.
  • Working with our stakeholders to bridge gaps in flood knowledge and provide concrete opportunities for collaboration, interaction, and sharing of ideas and best practices.
  • Partnering with First Nations communities to assess their particular flood risk, and community-specific initiatives and training programs to tackle this risk.
  • Partnering with communities and provincial governments to examine the full social and economic cost of flood events.
  • Determining the potential reduction in flood risk for homes following installation of flood mitigation infrastructure.

Publications

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If you would like additional information, please contact Shawna Peddle.

Annual report

Our 2017 Annual report (PDF) highlights who we are, where we've been, and where we're headed. Please read and share!

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