Webinar—The Perspective of an Insurer on Water and Risk Governance

November 2012

On November 1st, 2012 the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance (Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria) and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (Simon Fraser University) hosted this webinar. Download the PDF file at the bottom of this page for additional resources/reading.

In this webinar, guest speaker Lindene Patton (Chief Climate Product Officer, Zurich Insurance Group) discusses how climate change is affecting considerations of risk and provides insight into how to leverage the insurance “tool” for a better resilience outcome. Drawing on his work in federal and national water policy, respondent Ralph Pentland (Acting Chair, Canadian Water Issues Council & Member, Forum for Leadership on Water) discusses the priority of water governance reform for improved resilience and risk management.

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