Webinar: Climate change and flood risk in Canada – surprising insights revealed


Duration: 45 minutes

Join JBA flood and climate change experts in conversation to explore how climate change will impact flood risk in Canada. Learn more about the complexities around climate change and different types of flood risk and how they interplay, revealing some interesting, and sometimes surprising insights. With a guest appearance from Associate Professor, Dr Jason Thistlethwaite of the University of Waterloo, this conversation investigates some of the opportunities and peculiarities around the impact of climate change on flood in Canada.

You will learn about:

  • The potential impact of climate change on flood risk in Canada
  • What the latest modelling is telling us and how it can help
  • How concurrent events might contribute to flood risk factors 
  • How Canada is responding

Who should attend?

  • Risk managers from insurance and financial sectors
  • Property investors
  • Mortgage providers
  • ESG and regulatory compliance managers

Members of the insurance and financial sectors will find this session informative but government organisations and NGO’s will also find it useful.

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Don’t miss your chance to learn interesting insights first hand from the flood risk and climate change experts as they talk about some of the opportunities and peculiarities around the impact of climate change on flood in Canada.

Meet the speakers

Our host, Simon Waller, Executive Chair, JBA Risk Management

Simon is a founding director of JBA Risk Management and was integral to the establishment of the business in 2011, more recently taking on the role of Executive Chair.
He has a wealth of experience in the water and river engineering industries and in previous positions working with the UK Environment Agency, he pioneered techniques to facilitate two-dimensional flood modelling approaches which were used to produce national scale flood mapping projects. Today he continues to work at the forefront of technical development with projects to develop innovative approaches, including the use and application of AI as a reliable and efficient tool for modellers.

Dr Dave Leedal, Hydrology Technical Lead, JBA Risk Management

Dave was awarded a PhD in 2007 from Lancaster University where he studied control theory and climate change dynamics. He went on to specialise in rainfall-runoff modelling during a period of research with the Flood Risk Management Research Consortium. Dave joined JBA in 2016 and is the Hydrology Technical Lead working on a diverse range of hydrological modelling and simulation tools.

Dr Emma Raven, Climate Change Technical Lead, JBA Risk Management

Emma has over seventeen years’ experience in global flood modelling, hydrology and hydraulics, statistical analysis, catastrophe model development, and climate change research. With a PhD in fluvial geomorphology and four years as the Willis Research Network Fellow at Durham University,
Emma now applies her academic background to help JBA’s clients understand, quantify and manage the impact of climate change on flood risk.

Dr Jason Thistlethwaite, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

Jason is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo, co-lead of the Climate Risk Research Group and Associate Director for Partners for Action (P4A). His current research involves evaluating the effectiveness of Canadian climate risk management policy, designing risk-transfer and management systems, and mapping and measuring climate change risk.