Daniel Henstra

Daniel Henstra is a former CIGI senior fellow and an associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo.

Daniel Henstra, senior fellow
Expertise
Climate change adaptation
Flood risk management

Bio

Daniel Henstra is a former CIGI senior fellow and an associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. Daniel’s research centres on the multi-level governance of complex policy areas, such as climate change adaptation and flood risk management, where he focuses on the networked relationships among elected officials, public servants, stakeholders and the public. 
 
Daniel’s research has been supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, as well as from the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network. In addition to his academic work, he has substantial experience in applied policy analysis, including contract research with government departments such as Infrastructure Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Public Safety Canada. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Western Ontario (2007).

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Indigenous Reserve Lands in Canada Face High Flood Risk Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples Policy Briefs
Managed Retreat from High-risk Flood Areas: Design Considerations for Effective Property Buyout Programs Climate Change Policy Briefs
Leveraging Media Coverage of Disasters to Support Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change Policy Briefs
Better Flood Maps Are Required to Protect Canadians and Their Property Climate Change Policy Briefs
Managing Urban Flood Risk: A Framework for Evaluating Alternative Policy Instruments Climate Change Policy Briefs
Flood Risk Mapping in Canada: Moving Forward on a National Priority Climate Change Policy Briefs
Protection for Those Who Need It Most: Sustainable Property Insurance in High-risk Areas Climate Change Policy Briefs
Governments Must Be Held to Account for Poor Flood Planning Climate Change, Sustainable Development Opinion
Buyer Beware: Evaluating Property Disclosure as a Tool to Support Flood Risk Management Climate Change, Conflict Management Policy Briefs
Engaging Canadians in Flood Risk Management: Lessons from the International Community Climate Change Policy Briefs
Flood Risk and Shared Responsibility in Canada: Operating on Flawed Assumptions? Climate Change, Conflict Management Policy Briefs
Four steps governments should take on flood management Climate Change Opinion
Overcoming Barriers to Meeting the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change Policy Briefs
Flood Risk Management: What Is the Role Ahead for the Government of Canada? Climate Change, Sustainable Development Policy Briefs