20 Ways to Stop the Rain: Celebrating Local Leadership

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November 9, 2017

Presented by:

  • Sophie Guilbault (Lead, Cities Adapt Research Program, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction)

Local governments are confronting one of the most important issues of our time – the alarming recent increase in damage to homes from extreme rainfall. Communities large and small across Canada are now taking action to reduce the risk of basement flooding and damage to property from sewer backup. The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) wrote a book titled Cities adapt to extreme rainfall: Celebrating local leadership that presents 20 of the many successful local projects underway in communities that are adapting to better address the risks associated with extreme rainfall. During this webinar, Sophie Guilbault reviewed some of the case studies presented in the report as well as lessons learned.