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Intact’s plan to help you advise your client on disaster resilience

October 2, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

By the end of this year, Intact Financial Corp. is hoping that a research centre it funds will have trained more than 140,000 brokers, home inspectors, realtors, and other professionals on how to make properties resilient to extreme weather, CEO

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Online basement flood course coming soon

January 30, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

An online version of the Home Flood Risk Assessment Training will be available Canada-wide this March, Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, said in a recent interview. The course is geared towards insurance brokers, home inspectors,

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How a $395 gadget can prevent a $43,000 flood claim

July 16, 2018 by David Gambrill

Amid a wave of sump pumps, backwater valves and other methods designed to keep home basements dry comes a new, simple way to mitigate flood risk – an e-sensor. George Tsintzouras, CEO and co-founder of Canadian water tech company Alert

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Bigger floods coming to Canada: Intact Centre head

April 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If you think the most expensive floods in Canadian history were big, you haven’t seen anything yet. “The manifestation of climate change and extreme weather events is still yet to come,” said Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on

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Flood risk training for home inspectors coming in September

February 28, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Training home inspectors to assess properties for risk of basement flooding is the “most positive action” the industry can take to address the problem of flood-damaged homes, a conference speaker told insurance professionals Tuesday. A new course for home inspectors,

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Standard would help enhance flood resilience of new communities: report

September 26, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Research out of the University of Waterloo recommends a Canadian standard for new flood-resilient residential communities, one that employs almost two dozen best practices, be developed to bolster protection and reduce water-related losses. Requiring that new homes not be built

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Government of Canada creates expert panel on climate change adaptation

August 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Tuesday that it is creating an expert panel on adapting to climate change. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced the launch of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results in a statement from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). The expert panel will advise the federal government on measuring progress on adaptation and climate resilience to better understand how federal, provincial and territorial adaptation efforts are building Canada’s resilience to climate change, for…

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Maintaining wetlands could slash riverine flooding-related damage, local pilot project has national applicability: study

July 12, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Just leaving current wetlands in their natural state could cause riverine flooding-related flood damage to plummet as much as 38% and should provide the impetus for communities to view natural infrastructure as a climate adaptation solution, notes a study from

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Standards Council of Canada, Intact Centre on Climate Adaption to study flood resiliency for new residential communities

March 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) at the University of Waterloo have announced that they are joining forces to develop a new report on best practices for making new residential communities

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Barely passable grade on flood preparedness demands immediate action: report

October 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

All 10 Canadian provinces and Yukon are not making the grade when it comes to flood preparedness, signalling the need for change, including not allowing municipalities to override provincial or territorial direction on development in flood-prone areas, argues a new