Partners for Action
The University of Waterloo with support by the Co-operators Group Ltd. and Farm Mutual Re. provides Partners for Action (P4A), which researches flood resiliency in Canada with the extreme weather that Climate Change can create. P4A collaborates with stakeholders to understand and share knowledge and address information needs while driving action.
P4A's objectives are to better understand flood risk and make sound decisions to reduce risk through:
Facilitating collaboration between researchers, government, and non-governmental organizations towards making strategic decisions to improve flood resiliency in our communities;
Identifying innovative, practical research tied directly to flood resiliency in Canada, and leveraging relationships towards funding such research;
Sharing results and best practices, including measurable activities to reduce risk of flood in our communities; and,
Informing Canadians about their flood risk, actions they can take to reduce this risk, and opportunities for risk transfer, such as through insurance.
The City of Windsor, in partnership with Partners for Action and the Canadian Red Cross, is looking for information from residents that have been affected by flooding.
From now until May 15, residents are asked to visit www.floodsurvey.ca/windsor and participate in a short voluntary survey. The survey is expected to take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and participants can enter to win a $50 Tim Hortons gift card. Participants can also complete the survey over the phone by calling the City of Windsor’s 311 service.
Survey questions seek information from residents about their personal flooding experiences and if/how they are preparing in the event of another flood. It is hoped that between 500 and 1,000 Windsor residents will take part in the survey.
In addition to the residential survey, the university group will also conduct interviews with emergency and community service providers about flood preparedness and what the community needs to drive action.
The results from all surveys will contribute to the development of a national FloodSmart Canada campaign to increase risk awareness and flood mitigation action for homeowners.
Information will also help inform City of Windsor initiatives, including the update to the Climate Change Adaptation Plan and the Sewer Master Plan, which will both require significant community engagement.
For more information on Environmental Initiatives
- Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-253-7111 ext. 3226.
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