We are an applied research network advancing flood resiliency in Canada in the face of a changing climate and extreme weather. Our collaborative approach brings together diverse stakeholders to create and share knowledge, address information needs, and drive action. We are based out of the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, with founding support provided by The Co-operators Group Ltd. and Farm Mutual Reinsurance Plan.
Our objectives are to better understand flood risk, and make sound decisions to reduce risk through:
- Facilitating collaboration between researchers, government, and non-governmental organizations towards making strategic decisions to improve flood resiliency in our communities;
- Identifying innovative, practical research tied directly to flood resiliency in Canada, and leveraging relationships towards funding such research;
- Sharing results and best practices, including measurable activities to reduce risk of flood in municipalities; and,
- Educating Canadians about their flood risk, actions they can take to reduce this risk, and opportunities to transfer this risk.