Canadian Underwriter


IIBC – Flood Analytics: Predicting Flood Risk

by Insurance Institute of BC
March 06, 2018
BCIT Downtown | 555 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor | Vancouver | V6B 3H6

Learn from international leading flood experts travelling from Toronto and the Czech Republic to share their expertise!


Canada has recently experienced an exponential increase in the impact of flooding, both overland and urban. To cope with this deluge, the insurance industry has introduced new insurance coverages, as well as establishing more rigorous modeling, underwriting, and pricing practices to deal with our water exposures.

Based on today’s expectations for our industry to “get water right”, this seminar offers attendees a broad forum to learn from leading flood experts on the hazard, risk, and quantification of flooding. This seminar will cover the science of flood, the effects of climate change, the use of modelling, and risk management practices.


  • Review the different types of floods and compare historical flood losses with other catastrophe events
  • Understand how expertise and technology is used to estimate frequency and severity, measure, and model flood
  • Discuss how climate change is affecting flood risk including the challenges of global circulation models and their use in the forecasting
  • Examine how probabilistic flood models are designed and used
  • Outline how insurers manage their flood portfolios


Paul Cutbush, CIP, Senior Vice President Catastrophe Management – Aon Benfield Analytics

Petr Puncochár, Head of Flood Model Development, EMEA, APAC – Impact Forecasting

Šárka Cerná, Business Development, EMEA – Impact Forecasting

Number of Continuing Education Credits: 3 Technical
Please be aware that tardy arrival or early departure to/from the seminar will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this seminar.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 2 

Fees (GST included):
$125  CIP Society Members (Graduates)
$150  Insurance Institute Members
New members: Insurance Institute membership required, $80, expiring May 31, 2019

The price for this half-day seminar includes coffee service, light breakfast snacks and GST.

Time: 8:45am – 12:00pm


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