A University of Waterloo research centre
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The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) is a national applied research centre that focuses on mobilizing practical and cost-effective solutions to address climate change and extreme weather events.
In the News
Press release: November 30, 2015
Intact donation launches University of Waterloo centre to make Canadian communities more resilient to climate change
Various CTV and Canada AM Interviews
Calgary Herald, May 2016: Alberta government preparing for climate related disasters
CBC News, May 2016: As climate change claims heat up, insurance industry says we need to adapt
The Observer, April 2016: Time to embrace reality that climate change is here to stay.
The Edmonton Journal, March 2016: Edmonton flood review looks at power grid, communication and food supply
The Globe and Mail, Feb 2016: Extreme weather will cost Ottawa almost $1 billion yearly: PBO report
The Aquinian, Feb 2016. Blair Feltmate: a practical look at climate change
The Millbrook Times, Feb 2016. Dam’s Won’t Be Enough Against Climate Change Related Flooding
CBC Radio, Feb 2016. Information Morning Fredericton – Extreme weather and climate change
Renew Canada, Dec 2015. Plan for Change: the costs of not acting far exceed the cost of acting
The Cord, Dec 2015. Handling Climate Change
Global News, Nov 2015. U. of Waterloo, Intact Financial seek ways to reduce damage from severe weather
CBC News, Nov 2015. Climate change research centre established at University of Waterloo
The Star Canada, Nov 2015. University of Waterloo plan focuses on helping homes lessen risk of flooding
Globe & Mail, Nov 2015. Insurers look for new ways to cope with climate change
The Mississauga News, Sept 2015. Calculating the “return on investment” of green infrastructure (article).
Ducks Unlimited, Sept 2015. Weathering the storm (video).
Globe & Mail, July 2015. Shelters from the storm: Preparing cities for a changing climate – before it’s too late (article).
Doc Zone, May 2015. Weather Gone Wild (article and video).
Calgary Herald, March 2015. Province failing Albertans by not updating flood maps, expert says (article).
Norfolk News, March 2015. How to adapt to extreme weather (article).
Calgary Herald, Jan 2015. Feds reduce disaster payments to provinces (article).
2014 and earlier
CBC’s Superior Morning, July 2014. Time to think like Noah – Expert says prepare for more floods (audio).
Feltmate, B.W. 2014. These Manitoba floods are just the beginning. We need to prepare for worse. Globe and Mail, July 2, Commentary.
Toronto Star, June 2014. Pilot project to rip up asphalt to protect cities from floods (article).
Feltmate, B.W. and J. Thistlethwaite. 2013. Canada’s Real Housing Crisis: Extreme Weather. Globe and Mail, July 29, Commentary.
Feltmate, B.W. 2013. Extreme Weather? Why We Should Adapt. Special to the National Post, July 15, p. 9.
Globe & Mail, Nov 2013. Creative solutions fight flood vulnerability (article).
Edmonton Journal, Sept 2013. Public Safety Department to revive program to map Canada’s flood-prone areas (article).
Globe & Mail, June 2013. ‘Many, many’ Canadian homes could become uninsurable (article).
Of Interest on Climate Change
Articles below reflect non-technical, mainstream media views pertaining to climate change.
CO2 levels highest in 15 million years
Climate change and mental health
El Niño and climate change
2015 Hottest Year on Record
Flooding in the UK
Sea Level Rise
Flood risk and reinsurance