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Apr 6th 2022

Downscaled climate research and sustainable transition knowledge creation : international perspective

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Mar 31st 2022

Ouranos’s relevance confirmed with Government of Quebec investment of nearly $20M

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Mar 14th 2022

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Extreme events

  • Description
  • Research project

Reduce the risks of extreme events

Although flooding and coastal erosion events may be the first examples to come to mind in Quebec, multiple occurrences of violent winds, heat waves, coastal storms, forest fires and other extreme events also generate major costs every year. Ouranos proposes to help enhance understanding and improve knowledge mobilization with regard to the evolving risks of extreme events likely to be driven by climate change, as well as the different adaptation options to support prevention efforts.

  • Growing problems and rising costs related to more intense and more frequent extreme events
  • Inadequate consideration of the climate, physical, social, environmental and economic components of extreme events as well as their evolution in the decision-making process.

In collaboration with ministries, municipalities, and parties responsible for catastrophe risk management:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of evolving risks (vagaries and vulnerability factors) with respect to extreme events in a context of climate change
  • Develop a holistic understanding of climate change-related risks and undertake the search for solutions using a multi-hazard approach
  • Support the development of tools and solutions that allow climate change impacts to be taken into account in catastrophe risk prevention efforts


Alexandrine Bisaillon


Alexandrine Bisaillonholds a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning and a Master’s in sustainable development from Université de Montréal where she addressed governance and sustainable urban development issues. Specialized in the field of adaptation to climate change and natural risks management, she pursued research on these themes in collaboration with the Faculty of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture at the Université de Montréal, the Observatoire Oeuvre Durable and Ouranos. Prior to this, Ms. Bisaillon also worked in urban planning for the municipal sector. At Ouranos since 2016, she first worked as a research officer for the Built Environment Program and as a Natural Risks and Resilience Specialist. She now coordinates the Ouranos' Support to INFO-Crue program.


Research projects

2020 - 2025

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