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Climate-fuelled flooding is Canada’s costliest and fast-growing hazard

18 Jan 2019, The Globe

A new report pegs flooding in major urban centres as Canada’s costliest and fastest-growing hazard, with flood insurance payouts accounting for over half of the yearly average of CAD 1.8 billion since 2009. The report makes the case for a national framework to limit flood risk by considering factors such as design standards, aging infrastructure and flood history.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Public Safety Canada (PS)
  • Website: http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/
  • Contact:Director, Strategic Policy
  • Phone:613-949-3180 +1 613 762 7144


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    Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Response Division, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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