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Climate Change-Water Vulnerabilities Identified for Three St. John River Communities

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Power outages, groundwater contamination, and telecommunications disruptions are the top three climate-change hazards identified by New Brunswick municipalities in a Community Climate Change Vulnerability...

Severe Weather Events Cost Canadians $5 Billion in 2016

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From the wildfires that swept through Fort McMurray in May to the floods that devastated parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland over Thanksgiving weekend,...

$45M More for Alberta Flood and Drought Resilience

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The Alberta government has announced an additional $31 million in funding for the Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP) and $14 million for the Watershed...

Edmonton Confronts Stormwater and Flood Mitigation

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On November 9th, Edmonton announced a $107,081,000 stormwater management project and, on the same day, released a preliminary study on flood mitigation throughout the...

Reinsurance Against Flood

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The agreement will allow the NFIP to share flood risk with private reinsurance companies to help defray the cost of claims from large and unexpected insured events, such as large hurricanes, ultimately strengthening the NFIP’s solvency and lessening the burden on taxpayers, according to background information from Munich Re.

Insurance Co. Partners to Build More Flood-Resilient Communities

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At a multi-stakeholder roundtable discussion, it was agreed that to improve our flood resiliency, Canadians needed the following conditions to be in place: Canadians understand the risk that overland and urban flood presents to their homes, business and communities

20th Anniversary of Quebec’s Saguenay Region Catastrophic Flood

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July 19 and 20, 2016 mark the 20th anniversary of the devastating flood that left $300 million worth of damage in Quebec, known as...

Major Flood Risk Identified for B.C.’s Lower Mainland

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New studies out today show there’s a growing risk of a large-magnitude flood in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, and that if a major Fraser...

Insurance Bureau of Canada Says Canada Needs a National Flood Program

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At a meeting hosted by the Economic Club of Canada in Calgary this week, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) told the audience that Canada...

Alberta Invests Nearly $450 Million to Protect Calgary From Severe Flooding

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The Alberta government has announced a funding commitment for new flood protection measures along the Bow and Elbow Rivers. The measures are intended to...

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