Our research and networking opportunities in the coming months will focus on:
- 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.
- Canadian Voices on Changing Flood Risk: Results from a National Survey (PDF)
- Perspectives in Flood Risk Assessment and Management Perspectives in Flood Risk Assessment and Management (PDF)
- Assessing the Viability of Overland Flood Insurance: the Canadian Residential Property Market (PDF)
- Partners for Action: Preparedness of Fifteen Canadian Cities to Limit Flood Damage (PDF)
- Partners for Action: Priorities for Advancing Flood Resiliency in Canada (PDF)
If you would like additional information, please contact Shawna Peddle.