No matter what else
we have to deal with,
rain will keep coming.
Unflood Ontario is a collaborative movement dedicated to reducing the impact of flooding on Ontario, starting in Niagara, Toronto, and Durham.
Green Solutions Hold Water.
Before global warming, traditional, human-built infrastructure was adequate for avoiding floods, by sending untreated stormwater and pollutants from rain-resistant surfaces into sewers and water bodies. But more rain means more floods. Cost-effective, sustainable and beautiful, natural infrastructure can compliment or even replace traditional solutions, while bringing communities and neighbourhoods together to make it real.
https://unflood-ontario.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/UnfloodOntario_Trees_May25_720.movNatural Infrastructure absorbs water,
filters pollutants, and keeps it all away
from waterway, sewers, and homes.
https://unflood-ontario.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/UnfloodOntario_GreenRoofs_May25_720.movFloods are Canada’s #1 property insurance claim:
A basement flood costs on average
$43,000 in damage.
https://unflood-ontario.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/UnfloodOntario_Depave_May25_720.movThe natural infrastructure sector
is a huge job engine in Ontario,
creating 122,000 jobs in 2018 alone.
https://unflood-ontario.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/UnfloodOntario_RainGardens_May25_720.movHomeowners can implement many
natural solutions themselves
at minimal cost.
https://unflood-ontario.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/UnfloodOntario_RainBarrels_May25_720.movNatural Infrastructure reduces localized flooding and its economic
and community impacts.
A major 2013 flood cost Toronto
over $65 million in response
and recovery, plus millions more
in infrastructure repair.
Cutting your flood risks could lower your insurance rates.