Water surpassed fire as Canada’s most common cause of insurance claims over 20 years ago. The majority (60%) of water claims are caused by leaking appliances and water pipes and the remainder are split between sewer back-ups, sump pump failure and flooding due to heavy rainfall. Learn about simple training programs and shareable resources that are available to help you provide your clients with basic tips to reduce their risks of water damage and to manage indoor humidity.
Presenter: Cheryl Evans
Cheryl Evans is the Director of Home Flood Protection at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo. Cheryl has over 20 years of community engagement and program management experience in the fields of stormwater management, flood risk mitigation, home energy conservation and youth environmental education. 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. Cheryl holds a B.E.S. in Environment & Resource Studies from the University of Waterloo.
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