Joanna Eyquem PGeo. ENV SP. CWEM. CEnv.

Managing Director, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

Joanna is Managing Director of Climate-Resilient Infrastructure at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (University of Waterloo). Natural infrastructure is at the heart of her career, having worked as a Professional Geoscientist in both Canada and the UK. Her focus areas at the Intact Centre include: (1) preservation, restoration and effective management of natural infrastructure to reduce climate risk (2) mobilizing flood and coastal erosion resilience action for buildings (residential / commercial), communities, river basins and shorelines; (3) developing guidance to limit risk of extreme heat; and (4) incorporating consideration of physical climate risk and natural capital into capital market decision making.

Joanna has 20 years of professional experience in consultancy and research in Canada and the UK, combining technical expertise in climate adaptation, natural hazard management, geomorphology and freshwater habitat restoration. Before joining the Centre, Joanna was the Global Technical Practice Lead for Climate Resilience at AECOM Canada and previously held roles at Parish Geomorphic Ltd (now Matrix Solutions), Royal Haskoning DHV and Jacobs Engineering. Joanna holds an MSc in Environmental Technology (Water Option) from Imperial College London and a BSc in Geography (Earth Sciences) from the University of Exeter, UK. She is a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.), Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (CWEM.) and Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv.) and sits on several international, national and local advisory and professional committees.

adapt now for water


The purpose of the webinar was to create space for experts and implementing champions to share tactics for adaptive leadership, coalition building & coordination, change management, and human resource capacity for their peers and for bottom-up international water policy messaging supported by pathways to action.

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Webinar on coastal adaptation

Scaling up NbS for adaptation in coastal areas

In this webinar, on the 23rd of June, speakers presented coastal adaptation strategies where Nature based Solutions have been used. They explored the challenges and opportunities for upscaling these solutions and discussed the policy framework and financial support to upscale NbS.

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Adaptation of Coastal Areas

Coastal areas are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise, this community is to share knowledge and good practice of shoreline management and coastal climate resilience.  
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