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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, such as flooding.
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 directed in support of the centre’s mission and goals.
Contact Dana Decent, Manager, for ways to get involved with the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at Intact.Centre@uwaterloo.ca
Read our latest news below. Follow us on Twitter @ICCA Canada for the most recent updates on climate adaptation and flooding.
After the Flood: The Impact of Climate Change on Mental Health and Lost Time From Work (June 2018): by Dana Decent and Dr. Blair Feltmate. The report profiles the results of 100 door-to-door interviews with households in flooded communities, identifying health impacts and financial costs such as lost time from work. Click here for the report and click here for an infographic about the report.
Disaster Risk Reduction Applied to Canadian Residential Housing: Interim Report on the Home Flood Protection Program (November 2017): by Dr. Blair Feltmate, Cheryl Evans and Natalia Moudrak. The interim report profiles the fundamental components of the Home Flood Protection Program, and key findings to date regarding the most effective means to engage homeowners in flood protection.
Preventing Disaster Before It Strikes: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Residential Communities (September 2017): by Natalia Moudrak and Dr. Blair Feltmate. The report outlines 20 best practices to design and build new residential communities that are more flood-resilient. Click here.