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Lunch & Learn: Reducing Flood Risk: Action Begins at Home

February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Grab your lunch, get comfortable and join the Nashwaak Watershed Association for a Lunch & Learn session!

This webinar will provide an overview of actions to reduce flood risk, from individual building retrofits to watershed approaches that work with nature.  An in-depth review of simple, low-cost opportunities for residents to assess and reduce their home flood risks will be provided, including seasonal maintenance activities, and low-cost upgrades.

Cheryl Evans is the Director of Home Flood Protection at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.  She served as a technical committee member on CSA’s Guideline on Basement Flood Protection and Risk Reduction (CSA Z800) and was a lead curriculum developer for the Ontario College’s Flood Risk Assessment Training Program.

Joanna is a Professional Geoscientist, Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Chartered Environmentalist.  Prior to joining the Intact Centre, she was National Climate Change Lead at AECOM Canada and previously held roles at Parish Geomorphic Ltd (now Matrix Solutions), Royal Haskoning DHV and Jacobs Engineering.  Joanna has an MSc in Environmental Technology (Water Option) from Imperial College London and a BSc in Geography (Earth Sciences) from the University of Exeter, UK.

Register for this event online.


February 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Nashwaak Watershed Association Inc.