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Joanna EyquemRadio-Canada, August 10: L’Ontario obtient la cote de C dans sa gestion des inondations

Intact Director Joanna Eyquem interviewed by Radio-Canada on new report, “Climate Change and the Preparedness of Canadian Provinces and Territories to Limit Flood Risk”

flooded streetCanadian Consulting Engineer, August 10, 2020: Study gives Canada a C for flood preparedness, up from C-

“The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at Ontario’s University of Waterloo has released the results of a two-year national study on flood preparedness. The report gives Canada a ‘C’ grade, up from a comparable study’s ‘C’- in 2016, suggesting progress has been made in limiting flood risk.”

Blair Feltmate on CBC the NationalCBC The National, August 8, 2020: New report says Canadian provinces too slow to mitigate flood risk

Dr. Blair Feltmate interviewed by CBC The National on new report findings that Canadian provinces and territories are not moving fast enough to mitigate flood risk.

flooded houseCFJC Today, August 7, 2020: Report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of BC’s flood preparedness

On Thursday, the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo released a report on the effects of climate change on flooding in Canada. The report took a look at the flood preparedness of all the provinces and territories across the country. Each province and territory was then assigned a letter grade, based on how well prepared they were to deal with floods. CFJC Today spoke with the lead author of the report and found out B.C. is doing well in some areas of flood preparedness while lacking in others.”

two people in raft floating in flooded streetWorld ABC News, August 6, 2020: Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk, report says

“A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. Centre chair Blair Feltmate says that’s an improvement from a C-minus in a similar report four years ago, but it’s not enough progress when climate change is bringing bigger flood risks every year.”

Last Updated: August 11, 2020 @4:56PM

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