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Basement WindowCanadian Underwriter, June 11, 2020: One cheap way for cities to reduce basement flood risk

“The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation is encouraging Canadian municipalities to follow the example of Nova Scotia municipalities that are distributing basement flood prevention tips to property owners with their tax bill.

Starting Friday June 12, both the town and county of Antigonish will be sending a one-page infograph – with 15 basement flood risk reduction tips – to property taxpayers, Intact Centre head Blair Feltmate told Canadian Underwriter this week.”

Toronto Centre Podcast LogoToronto Centre Podcast, June 10, 2020: Ep. #36 – Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risks

Anatol Monid, Program Director at Toronto Centre, and Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, discuss the risks to the financial system posed by climate change and extreme weather risks, matters about which financial services supervisors and regulators should be concerned.

Infrastrucure ProjectCanadian Underwriter, June 10, 2020: How basement flood risk could rise with pandemic-induced municipal funding crunch

“In the case of unscheduled retrofits designed to limit the flood risk associated with long standing infrastructure, revenue shortfalls due to COVID-19 will likely put all but critical projects on hold,” Feltmate told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday.

“It’s not to suggest that those in positions of power would not recognize the need for following through on upgrades but the practical reality is, if they were cash strapped before COVID-19, they are more cash strapped afterwards.”

Canadian Underwriter, June 5, 2020: Why Intact predicts sustained hard market in home insurance

“I am personally quite keen to de-risk Canada on natural disasters,” said Brindamour, citing his firm’s support of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaption, a University of Waterloo think tank, as an example. “The objective there is to help cities, provinces and the federal government to find ways to better adapt infrastructure or otherwise adapt to natural disasters, because economic resilience really requires climate resiliency as far as we are concerned.”

global news radioGlobal News, June 4, 2020: Canadians should expect more extreme rainfall due to climate change. Here’s how to prepare.

New research from Environment Canada shows that climate change is behind more extreme rainfalls in Canada and suggests the problem is likely to get worse. Natalia Moudrak, director of climate resilience at the University of Waterloo Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, joins Devon Peacock on The Morning Show to discuss.

Last Updated: June 18, 2020 @11:40AM

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