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Water Canada, October 29, 2019: New Report Provides Measures to Protect Commercial Real Estate Against Floods

“The commercial real estate sector has fallen victim to the ravages of flooding across much of Canada in recent years,” said Dr. Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo. “Such extreme weather, driven by irreversible climate change, will only get worse. Fortunately, direction outlined in Ahead of the Storm offers a timely reprieve to stewards of commercial real estate that will help to ensure business continuity despite a changing climate.”

Daniel presenting at Atlantic Brokers event

Insurance Business Canada, October 18, 2019: Why is basement flooding on the rise across Canada? 

“Basement flooding in Canada is on the rise. This is down to a combination of factors – the most simple being, increased rainfall. Speaking at the Atlantic Insurance Brokers Convention in Moncton, NB, Daniel Filippi, program specialist at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaption, explained that climate change is slowly causing more precipitation, especially in areas like the Atlantic provinces, which is naturally leading to more flood events.”

Dr. Blair Feltmate, Headshot

TVO, October 17, 2019: Ontario under water: The flooding crisis on First Nations reserves

“According to a 2018 report from the Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation and Resilience Results, which Feltmate chaired, an existing “infrastructure crisis” affecting many Indigenous communities poses additional challenges. “Infrastructure that is being built or improved must factor in climate resilience,” the report states. “Analysis of overall climate preparedness of Indigenous Peoples must account for infrastructure that is already below standard.””


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