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CIRANO is pleased to be a partner of the Quebec network RIISQ (Intersectorial Flood Network of Québec), funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ).
This network, which brings together researchers from all Quebec universities, will be led by Philippe Gachon, professor at UQAM. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, President and Chief Executive Officer at CIRANO and professor at Polytechnique Montréal, is a member of its Board of Directors. She is Director of Axis 3: Biological, psychosocial, health, and economic impacts, and associated cost sharing. Ingrid Peignier, Senior Director of Partnerships and Research Valorization, as well as several CIRANO researchers will be involved in the network's research activities.
RIISQ (Intersectorial Flood Network of Québec) is an inter-institutional, multi-communities, and intersectorial network of innovative research partnerships and training to build a society that is more resilient to floods. RIISQ has as its mission to better protect Quebec’s population and infrastructure from the adverse effects of floods that are worsening as a result of climate change. It promotes links between civil society and universities through the combined actions of partners from the domains of research and practice that are involved in flood management, relying not only on existing knowledge but also on new knowledge from science and technology, social sciences, and health sciences. All of this with the ultimate aim of proposing and putting into practice concrete and sustainable solutions.