Not Waiting for Noah: Advances in Flood Risk Management for BC

Description:A workshop on flood risk assessments, entitled Not Waiting for Noah, was held in Kelowna, BC on April 24, 2013, at the BCWWA annual conference. It brought together local and senior government representatives, and industry partners who share concerns about the social and economic costs of flooding related to climate and other forces of hydrological change. Many new models and tools are becoming available for risk assessment, as well as new strategies to update policies, upgrade infrastructure, enhance flood protections, or move out of harm’s way. The workshop was an opportunity to share information and techniques, find areas for collaboration, and discuss paths for moving forward. This article reviews highlights and conclusions of that workshop.

Authors: Warwick Sears, Anna; Klein, Yaheli

Subjects: Safety, Asset Management

Tags:flood protection,flood hazards,emergency response,emergency planning,asset management,flood risk,safety

Citation:Watermark Magazine, Fall 2013, BCWWA, Vol 22, No 3, Craig Kelman & Associates

Publication Date:Sep 6th, 2013 Upload Date:Dec 9th, 2013

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