Report

Combatting Canada’s Rising Flood Costs: Natural infrastructure is an underutilized option

​This report presents ample evidence to suggest that efforts by governments to limit flood risk may be consistent with – and reinforce – their fiduciary responsibility to administer good governance.
September 17, 2018

Beyond the specific methods needed to assess and compare grey infrastructure against natural infrastructure options relative to their utility to mitigate risk, a framework is required that would provide guidance to those considering or opting for a natural infrastructure solution.

​This report presents ample evidence to suggest that efforts by governments to limit flood risk may be consistent with – and reinforce – their fiduciary responsibility to administer good governance.

Flood risk is mounting across Canada from fluvial sources, such as rivers and lakes; pluvial sources, such as intense rainfall inundating urban environments; and coastal sources, such as storm surges compounded by rising sea levels.

Description from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC).

Report details

Topic
Climate Change Adaptation
Focus area
Climate
Publisher
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)
Copyright
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), 2018