In the Media

Find below excerpts from recent news about climate adaptation and flooding, and scroll below for all media in the last four years.

Recent Media Articles:

Globe and Mail, September 2018: “In cities and towns, municipal planners and building owners should factor resiliency into their design and construction, said Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation in Waterloo, Ont. Among its efforts, the Intact Centre is working with the Standards Council of Canada to develop codes for flood-proofing homes, communities and commercial buildings…”We’re doing good things [as a society], but are we keeping up to the stress? The answer is no,” Dr. Feltmate said. “There is too much complacency in the system. We’re not deploying the adaptation practices nearly fast enough.”” Read more here.

Insurance Business Magazine, September 2018: “According to the report, Canadian P&C insurance losses related to climate change and severe weather averaged $405 million per year between 1983 and 2008, and $1.8 billion between 2009 and 2017 – water damage was identified as the key driver behind the surge in costs. The IBC then proposed that flood risk can be limited through the conservation and restoration of natural infrastructure – which refers to natural features such as ponds, wetlands and vegetated areas.” Read more here.

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