Lowes Fund Breakfast - Table of Ten
The National Club
303 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M5H 2R1
Date and Time: November 13, 2019 8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Amphibious Construction for Flood Risk Reduction: Implications
for the Insurance IndustryCancellation
Flooding is the most frequent natural hazard in Canada,
with each event causing property damage and social disruption. As climate change
continues, the frequency and intensity of floods will only increase. Given this,
how can individual homes be adapted to withstand floodwater?
In this talk, we’ll hear from Dr. Elizabeth English, one
of the world's leading researchers on amphibious construction. Her buoyant
foundation retrofit adaptation solution allows for otherwise-ordinary structures
to float safely on the surface of rising floodwater. By reducing flood risk to
these existing homes and thus eliminating the likelihood of damage, can we
increase the insurability of homes in floodplains that would otherwise be poor
candidates for flood insurance?
Register now to hear Elizabeth's thoughts on the potential
of this technology—a discussion that will expand your views of flood damage
Join us at The National Club in Toronto
on November 13, 2019 as we also recognize the 2019 recipients of the John E
Lowes and Toronto Insurance Council Scholarships. It is a great opportunity to
celebrate, network and
Proceeds of the breakfast seminar will go to the John E. Lowes
Insurance Education Fund. The fund awards financial assistance to students
completing a post-secondary education, including property and casualty insurance
studies. Please visit our website for more
information on the John E. Lowes Insurance Education Fund.
Individual pricing is also
Sponsored by: Swiss Reinsurance
The price of this event includes
a hot breakfast.
Elizabeth English, Ph.D.
Buoyant Foundation Project
The Institute reserves the right to cancel due to
insufficient enrollment. Substitutions welcome. Sorry, no refunds.