Planning to Avoid Disaster: The State and Fate of Flood Mapping in BC

Description:In 2005, Hurricane Katrina rocked North America with footage of flooded neighbourhoods and people waving for rescue from their roofs. In 2011, Lake Manitoba had a one-in-2000-year flood event, with high waters displacing 7,100 people from their homes across the province. Hurricane Sandy, in 2012, reminded the world that even the centres of western civilization are not invulnerable to flooding. Insurance companies are rushing to reconfigure their policies and financial models, as water damage is the fastest growing source of insurance claims.

Authors: Sears, Anna Warwick; Sellars, David

Subjects: Asset Management, Safety

Tags:asset management,emergency planning,emergency response,flood mapping,flood protection,flood risk,watermark

Citation:Vol. 22, Number 2, Summer 2013, Craig Kelman & Associates

Publication Date:Jun 14th, 2013 Upload Date:Jul 5th, 2013

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