What is FloodSmartCanada?
The goal of FloodSmartCanada is to provide a hub of information related to floods, flood risks, and emergency preparedness. This information is intended to educate community members, organizations, businesses and municipalities about floods and to share new and existing information that has been created by each of these groups.
FloodSmartCanada provides people across the country with an easy to use information database full of flood-related content. FloodSmartCanada is a project created by Partners for Action (P4A).
What is Partners for Action?
In the face of climate change and extreme weather, the goal of Partners for Action (P4A) is to advance flood resiliency in Canada. Flood resiliency involves the promotion of flood awareness and preparedness, as well as strategies to adapt to and to prevent flooding events.
P4A has been created with a collaborative approach. This approach brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to create and share knowledge, address information needs, and drive action. P4A is an applied research group based out of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. P4A receives support provided by The Co-operators Group Ltd. and Farm Mutual Re.