ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University) and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance (part of the Centre for Global Studies and the University of Victoria) hosted a webinar on November first titled “The Perspective of an Insurer on Water and Risk Governance.”  Lindene Patton, the Chief Climate Product Officer for Zurich Insurance Group, talked about the effect climate change is having on how the insurance industry assesses risk.  Ralph Pentland, Acting Chair of the Canadian Water Issues Council and member of the Forum for Leadership on Water, discussed the importance of water governance reform to increase resilience in the future and mitigate risk.

If you missed the webinar, you may view it online and download the additional resources (PDF) guide.

For more information on climate change adaptation, read ACT’s reports on Water Governance.