FMIA releases non-biased, extensive list of floodproofing products for mitigation

The Flood Mitigation Industry Association, in partnership with Waterloo University in Canada, address the increase in flood risk and insurance rates with this list of possible floodproofing solutions to help mitigate homes and businesses.
MANDEVILLE, La. - May 18, 2021 - PRLog -- The Flood Mitigation Industry Association - FMIA is announcing the publication of the first floodproofing products list. The list is a non-biased compilation of the known flood proofing barriers and specialty floodproofing products from around the world. The list is meant to acknowledge there are multiple floodproofing products being manufactured and distributed around the world. Increasing flood risk and flood insurance rates has resulted in an increasing demand for flood proofing products. The number of products that help flood proof property is growing and the FMIA recognized the need for a list of these products.

Flooding is the most expensive disaster type.  The list of the multiple flood proofing products is important for the professional design community of Architects and Structural Engineers and for communities and property owners that need to work together to reduce the increasing damages.

The list was born out of a collaborative effort with Waterloo University in Canada. The Intact Center mission is to find practical and cost effective ways to protect Canadians from the effects of extreme weather events. We acknowledge the dedicated efforts of Intact Center Cheryl Evans in the production of this new landmark document.

"To respond to flooding events in Canada today, the majority of residents, businesses and government agencies repeatedly invest large quantities of labour, dollars and landfill space in the deployment and eventual disposal of single-use sandbags. The FMIA Flood Prevention Barrier and Product List provides a user-friendly tool that helps a wide variety of decision-makers consider longer term, proactive investments in re-deployable flood protection barriers. The Intact Centre is pleased to promote the FMIA list to highlight innovative, multiple-use flood protection options that are available for use in communities across Canada," said Cheryl Evans, Director of Home Flood Protection, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo.

The list can be located at:

The Flood Mitigation Industry Association -FMIA is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose members represent the product manufacturers and distributors of flood proofing products, the professional architects and structural engineers, the project managers and contractors that retro fit the buildings, so they don't flood. The primary goals of the FMIA are to educate governments and the public about the importance of flood proofing our buildings, in order to adapt to a changing climate and increasing flood risk.

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