Partners for Action (P4A) is an applied research network
advancing flood resiliency in Canada in the face of a changing
climate and extreme weather. P4A's collaborative approach brings
together diverse stakeholders to create and share knowledge,
address information needs, and drive action. P4A is based out of the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, with founding support provided by The Co-operators Group Ltd. and Farm Mutual Re.
P4A's 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 our communities; and,
- Informing Canadians about their flood risk, actions they can take to reduce this risk, and opportunities for risk transfer, such as through insurance.