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Conserving wetlands could save
Canadians millions in flood damages,
Intact Centre report finds
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The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) is an applied research centre with a national focus within the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. The Intact Centre works with homeowners, communities, governments and businesses to identify, and reduce, the impacts of extreme weather and climate change. Read our brochure to learn more!
To this end, the centre is an incubator of new adaptation ideas, conducting research, knowledge mobilization and promoting initiatives aimed at de-risking the negative impacts of a changing climate and extreme weather.
The establishment of the Intact Centre was made possible through the leadership, vision, and generosity of Intact Financial Corporation, a long-time partner and donor to the University of Waterloo particularly supporting climate adaptation. In November 2015, Intact announced a gift of $4.25 million directed in support of the centre’s mission and goals.
Contact Dana Decent, Manager, for ways to get involved at Intact.Centre@uwaterloo.ca.
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When the Big Storms Hit: the Role of Wetlands to Limit Urban and Rural Flood Damage (July 2017): by Natalia Moudrak, Anne-Marie Hutter, and Dr. Blair Feltmate. The report finds that leaving wetlands in their natural state could reduce the financial costs of flooding by nearly 40 per cent. Click here.
Climate Change and the Preparedness of Canadian Provinces and Yukon to Limit Potential Flood Damage (October 2016): by Dr. Blair Feltmate and Marina Moudrak – a survey of 103 government representatives across 91 provincial and territorial ministries, departments and agencies between December 2015 and April 2016. Assessments focused on the preparedness of provinces and Yukon to limit flood damage relative to current and future major rainfall events.
July 2017: the Intact Centre releases the report “When the Big Storms Hit: the Role of Wetlands to Limit Urban and Rural Flood Damage – read more here.
March 2017: Standards Council of Canada and the Intact Centre join forces – read more here
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