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Research Assistant, Partners for Action, University of Waterloo

Rachel Krueger holds a Master of Environmental Studies in Sustainability Management (Water) from the University of Waterloo.

Her master's thesis focussed on flood risk communication in Canada. She developed evidence-based recommendations for a sample of 18 Canadian municipalities' flood risk communications to their residents that were the result of surveys of municipal staff from across Canada, interviews with academic and industry subject matter experts, and a literature review of relevant behavioural science concepts and risk communication theory. Her research was SSHRC-funded and supervised by Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation.

During her graduate degree (2020-2022), Rachel worked as a Graduate Research Assistant with Partners for Action, an applied flood risk research initiative at the University of Waterloo. She contributed to a project called Inclusive Resilience: Reducing Disaster Risks for Canadians, led by the Canadian Red Cross and funded by Public Safety Canada.

Rachel continues to work with Partners for Action as a Research Assistant, where she is supporting a project on climate-resilient retrofits to buildings in the Halifax Regional Municipality. She is endlessly interested in, and motivated to advance, climate change adaptation, specifically adaptation to extreme weather events.


  • –present
    Research Assistant , University of Waterloo


  • 2022 
    University of Waterloo, Master of Environmental Studies, Sustainability Management (Water)