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September 3, 2021 in News

GreenLearning’s Flood:Ed Program Accepting Applications!

GreenLearning offers free environmental education programs to empower youth to make a positive change in their communities. They are currently accepting applications from schools for their 2021-2022 Flood:Ed Challenge. Flood:Ed gives…
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August 26, 2021 in News

Could ‘Sponge’ Cities’ Help Us Prepare For Our Flooded Future? (Article)

"Extreme weather, a changing climate, and impervious streets and roads have combined to create an urban disaster." -Laurie Winkless, Forbes.com Winkless' piece explores innovative infrastructure, including natural infrastructure, in the…
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August 25, 2021 in News

New Date: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Depaving

Our Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Depaving webinar has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00pm ET. Register here!  
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August 24, 2021 in News

Help us fight flooding, naturally!

No matter what else we have to deal with, rain will keep coming. You can support our movement to reduce the impact of flooding in Ontario through nature and make…
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August 20, 2021 in News

I Spy NI – Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Karen from Toronto who submitted the winning entry for our I Spy NI contest! Her picture of Natural Infrastructure features permeable pavement on a local driveway. We hope…
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August 17, 2021 in News

Upcoming Webinar Alert!

Unflood Ontario will be hosting Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Depaving with experts from GreenUP and Green Venture! Our co-hosts will share a short presentation and then be…
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August 11, 2021 in News

Federal Budget: Natural Infrastructure Fund

Canada is finally investing in natural infrastructure. The April federal budget released introduced The Natural Infrastructure Fund – at $200 million over three years. Some $120 million of the budget…
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August 5, 2021 in News

Rain Garden Road!

Rain Gardens United is excited to share a very successful natural infrastructure project! In 2020 they co-signed a winning PollinateTO application with the Greenwood Park Pollinators and the results were…
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July 22, 2021 in News

BurlingtonGreen’s “Green Up” Project

BurlingtonGreen has a great natural infrastructure project to share! Their project “Green Up” is part of an annual flagship opportunity for the Burlington community to participate in restoring and improving…
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July 22, 2021 in News

I Spy NI!

Now that it's summertime people are out and about exploring their communities. We want to encourage our followers to notice natural infrastructure at work around them, so we're hosting an…
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June 18, 2021 in News

Everything you ever wanted to know about tree planting

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April 26, 2021 in News

Why green roofs have the power to reduce flooding in cities

If more Canadians commit to green roofs, we could collectively reduce the harm caused by catastrophic flooding. (via The Weather Network)
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April 26, 2021 in News

Calling on “Team Canada” to Prepare for Spring Flooding

For the March/April 2021 issue of Water Canada, Natalia Moudrak, the director of climate resilience at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, writes about Spring Flooding and why Canadians everywhere…
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April 22, 2021 in Reports, Resources

Drown and Park: Why Parking Lots in Toronto need to Change

This paper examines how parking lots contribute to the flooding problems facing Torontonians and how City Hall policies allow parking lot owners to pay almost nothing for using the city’s…
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March 9, 2021 in Reports, Resources

The Many Benefits of Natural Infrastructure

This paper is about the tools that imitate nature and reduce the amount of water that flows into our stormwater system. It’s called “natural” infrastructure. Essentially, natural infrastructure uses nature…
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March 9, 2021 in Reports, Resources

What the Province Should Do

This paper is written for concerned Ontarians who want to better understand flooding and the role the Province plays in responding to and minimizing the damage done by flooding. We…
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March 9, 2021 in Reports, Resources

What Great Lakes Are Doing to Support Natural Infrastructure

This paper looks at three cities – Milwaukee, Buffalo and Thunder Bay – that have made natural infrastructure an important tool in their stormwater management toolbox. Their efforts – think…
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March 9, 2021 in Reports, Resources

Flooding in Oshawa

In this report, we outline the new reality of flooding in Oshawa. We summarize the work done to model flood threats by the Conservation Authority and make recommendations on how…
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