Under One Umbrella: Practical Approaches for Reducing Flood Risks in Canada

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The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) at the University of Waterloo and have joined forces to develop a new compilation of national standards and guidelines for increasing Canada’s resilience to flooding. 

Presented as a “one-stop-shop” for practical and cost-effective ways to alleviate the risk of future floods, the report’s key message is that Canadians already have the tools they need to protect lives and property from flooding. What has been lacking – until now – is a summary of practical actions that stakeholders in Canada can undertake to materially improve flood resilience in their homes, businesses and communities.