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Improving Resilience to Extreme Events and Climate Impacts

Improving Resilience to Extreme Events and Climate Impacts

Extreme events know no boundaries and are often catastrophic for communities. They can impair health and safety, welfare and livelihoods, agriculture, trade, ecosystems, air and water. By sharing best practices, assets and capacities, our three countries are working together to improve resilience within our communities and shared ecosystems to minimize the effects of these events.

Improving Resilience to Extreme Events and Climate Impacts

Tools and Resources

Warning systems for drought

Drought Summit

Convene and connect drought practitioners across Canada, Mexico, and the United States who are tasked with preparing, planning, and managing drought.


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5 pages August 10, 2021

CEC Policy Brief on Flood Costing

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) recognized information gaps in estimating economic impacts of floods in Canada, Mexico, and the...

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6 pages July 20, 2021

Developing a Comprehensive Methodology for Evaluating Economic Impacts of Floods in Canada, Mexico and the United States

This variability leads to information gaps when prioritizing development investments for infrastructure renewal, institutional development, or...

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62 pages May 12, 2021

Guide to Drought Indices and Indicators Used in North America

Almost all participants reported their areas of responsibility had experienced drought in the past 10 years, and most indicated that drought was...

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48 pages June 22, 2017

A Guide for Syndromic Surveillance for Heat-Related Health Outcomes in North America

The five key steps to create (or enhance) a syndromic surveillance system to monitor extreme heat events are: (1) data source identification...