E-NUNDATION is a multi-platform application designed to produce maps of potential flooded areas and floodwater depth based on discharge forecasts. It also provides flood risk assessment by estimating vulnerability, predicting economic losses related to flood risk, and informing populations.

E-NUNDATION allows accurate and fine-scale (property-level) prediction of flood risk helping to coordinate response and reduce the impact of floods. The development of the solution is based on advanced technologies and scientific expertise and delivers data in easy to understand reports. We anticipate the risks associated with floods that may affect your family, your home, your municipality!

E-NUNDATION responds to the main lines of action highlighted by Flood Smart Canada since it makes it possible to:

  • Know the risk: by informing citizens and municipalities about floods and the level of risk associated with them.
  • Act: by providing a 72-hour alert tool, helping to raise populations’ awareness and providing support services to municipalities in emergency situations.
  • Learn: by offering a subscription to an alert system, participating in informing the population, and local authorities.
  • Enable understanding and discussion with insurance: by connecting individuals with insurance brokers and working with insurance companies to provide more accurate risk assessment.

E-NUNDATION is the first product on the Canadian market that assesses flood risk including estimated damages to a property ($ and %) as well as citizen’s vulnerability. It is the most accurate product on the market and the only one providing information ahead of a potential flood.


Karem Chokmani,

Remote sensing and statistical hydrology

Karem is an associate professor at the INRS University (Quebec City, Canada). His work focuses on the development of remote sensing applications for spatiotemporal monitoring of water resources in a climate change context. He is also working on the development of statistical tools for the local and regional estimation of hydrological variables.

Sébastien Raymond,

Research and Analytic Innovation Consultant

Sébastien is a Research Consultant in the National P&C Business Intelligence at Co-operators. He leads the climate change adaptation project and works on many other projects related to flood risk management.

Jimmy Poulin,

Geomatics and instrumentation specialist

Jimmy is a research assistant at INRS. Responsible for geospatial data, he develops GIS tools for river ice monitoring, the morphological characterization of river channels, flood mapping and stream flow estimation.

Yves Gauthier,

Remote sensing specialist

Yves is a research coordinator at INRS. He developed applications of remote sensing for river ice monitoring. He is passionate about science communication and develops educational material to introduce youth to environmental science.

Hachem Agili,

Geomatics and flood risk management

Hachem is a Ph.D. candidate in water sciences at INRS. In his research, his is interested in issues related to flood risk modelling. He is involved in several projects related to flood risk in the municipal context.

Khalid Oubennaceur,

Hydrology and flood risk management

Khalid is a postdoc researcher at INRS. He works on a project related to flood risk assessment of the Petite Nation River. In his Ph.D. project, he developed techniques for uncertainty analysis for hydraulic models.

Marion Tanguy,

Remote sensing and flood risk mapping

Marion is a research fellow at the French Institute of Sciences and Technology for Transport, Development and Network. Her Ph.D. aimed to develop a tool for flood risk mapping in urban areas, dedicated to emergency management.

Anas El‑Alem,

Remote Sensing and water quality

Anas is a research associate at INRS. His research is focused on developing methods based on time series changes to quantify drought evolution and to delineate flood return periods using optical remote sensing data.