Flood Risk: How brokers can help their clients - Member Bonus Webinar


ON [Map]
Date and Time: February 20, 2019 1 p.m. EST - 2 p.m. EST

In this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn simple ways to help clients understand how climate change is increasing risk and simple ways to help prevent a flood from occurring in their homes, all while earning a CE technical credit.

Climate change is real. Catastrophic natural events are occurring more frequently, and the associated damage and repair costs are also increasing. Community and home development plans are being revised to take new realities into account but there are still actions homeowners can take to further reduce their risk.

  • What can homeowners do outside their homes to reduce risk of flood?
  • What about inside their homes?
  • How can we best prepare to prevent a flood and minimize damage?

This webinar will give you a brief introduction into the human influence on climate change and extreme weather and simple ways to lower basement flood risk.

You’ll leave this session being able to:

- Describe the link between climate change, extreme weather and human activity.
- Explain impacts of extreme weather losses on the P&C industry and individuals who are impacted by an event.
- Explain ways to reduce basement flood risks.

With this new knowledge you’ll be able to help clients reduce their risk, provide effective insurance solutions and minimize losses for insurers while developing your career and business.

Presenter: Dr Blair Feltmate

Blair is Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo, where he is also Associate Professor.  The Intact Centre is an incubator for research and knowledge mobilization, with an aim to limit the negative impacts associated with climate change and extreme weather events in Canada. The Intact Centre was made possible through the generosity of Intact Financial Corporation.

Previous positions Blair has held include Vice President, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal; Director, Sustainable Development, OPG; Partner, Sustainable Investment Group/YMG Capital Management; and President, Sustainable Systems Associates.

He is Chair, Federal Government of Canada Expert Panel on Climate Adaptation and Resilience Results.  He is also Chair, Electricity Transmission and Distribution Adaptation Standard, Canadian Standards Association; he serves on other flood mitigation Standards committees for CSA.  He is former Chair of Pollution Probe, and he was Chair/Founder of the Sustainable Electricity Program, Canadian Electricity Association.

- Prices below are for Members.

- Link to webinar sessions will be sent out 24hr prior to the sessions.
- 1 CE hour will be available. Attendance in tracked, only those who remain logged in for the entire duration of the session will be eligible.

Technical Requirements

To ensure you are able to get the most out of the webinar, it is highly recommended that as a mininum, you have the following:
- Browser: Firefox or Internet Explorer 10 (or higher)
- Operating System: Windows 7
- Flash Player: 11.7 (or higher)
- Connect Add-In: 11.2.369.0 (or higher)
- Built-in AUDIO on your computer (USB headset or speakers)
- Wired high speed internet connection

If you have any questions or for assistance with registration, please e-mail us.