April 24-25, 2024: Flooding Workshop: Knowledge transfer, innovation, collaboration and communication – Registration CLOSES APRIL 13

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Only a few days left to register for the Flooding Workshop.  Don’t delay – register today to avoid disappointment!

Registration closes on Friday April 19

Venue: Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 6P8

Final Agenda is available here.

Confirmed presentations include:

Wednesday, April 24
8:00 am Registration, Program starts at 8:45 am

Welcome Remarks – Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Canadian Water Resources Association, Conservation Ontario

  • Flood Mapping in Nova Scotia: Navigating a Route from Policy to Protection – Daniel Bryce, Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Nova Scotia
  • Advancing Flood Mapping in Canada with the FHIMP: Update and Perspectives – Maxim Fortin, Natural Resources Canada
  • ECCC Federal FHIMP Program Update – Anna Howes, Environment Climate Change Canada
  • Supporting Flood Mapping Activities in Canada: Guidelines, FHIMP Engagement and Communicating Risk – Andrew Plowright, Natural Resources Canada
  • A History of Flood Plain Mapping Innovation at TRCA – David Kellershohn, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • Whose Line is it Anyway?: The Evolving Applications, Considerations, and Limitations in Flood Hazard Mapping – Scott Robertson, Matrix Solutions Inc.
  • Communicating the Science of Floodplain Mapping – Sandra Mancini and Katherine Watson, South Nation Conservation
  • Canada Re: a national high risk flood insurance program for Canada – Chris Rol, Insurance  Bureau of Canada
  • Climate and Community in Transportation Planning – Durham’s Holistic Approach to a Flood-Resilient Transportation System: Mani Rajendran, Region of Durham

Note: The CWRA Ontario Branch Annual General Meeting will be held after the workshop at 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 25
8:00 am– Registration, Program starts at 8:30 am

  • Flood risk mapping – Now and Then: What is the place for AI, how is it being used, and what are its limitations – Doug Bellomo, AECOM
  • ECCC Hydrological Prediction – from Product Development to a Pivot to Services in Support of End-Users – Jacob Bruxer, National Hydrological Service, ECCC
  • Flood forecasting and mapping using Artificial Intelligence – Usman Khan, York University
  • Floodplain Mapping and Integrated Watershed Management with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation- A Shared Watershed with a Shared Responsibility and Educational Journey: Brennan Vogel, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Jason Wintermute, Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
  • City of Brampton Riverwalk: Michael Heralall and Alex Taranu, City of Brampton
  • Conservation Ontario’s Flood Mapping Metadata Database – Rick Wilson, Conservation Ontario
  • Ontario Flooding Strategy Implementation – John Dungavell, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Provincial Flood Hazard Technical Guide Updates – Current Status and Future Plans – Ryan Stainton and Isaac Noyes, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Implementing FHIMP in Ontario – Danielle MacCorkindale, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Panel Discussion: Climate Change and Riverine Flood plain mapping: Moderator: Tim Mereu; Dwight Boyd (Grand River CA), Karen Hofbauer (Matrix Solutions Inc.), Hanna Daniels, (City of Hamilton)

Event Refund and Registration Policy

  • No refund will be possible for the membership fee portion of a Non-Member registration.
  • New CWRA memberships will be activated by April 24, 2024.
  • Please note that an individual is eligible for Young Professional status for up to three
    years after graduation from a recognized post secondary institution.
  • Cancellations received by  March 31st, 2024 will be provided, less a $25 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations between April 1st, 2024 and  April 8th, 2024 will be refunded 50% of the total cost. Registrations may be transferred during this time frame.
  • Registration closes on Saturday, April 13th at 4:00 p.m. or sooner if the workshop is sold out.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations received after April 9th, 2024.
  • Please send registration cancellation request details to  on@cwra.org.
  • We will not provide refunds for cancellations due to inclement weather.
  • All refunds will be processed following the workshop.
  • If the organizers cancel this event, a full refund of workshop fees will be provided.


Category Fee
Regular (CWRA Member) – Full Workshop $250
Regular (Non-CWRA Member) – Full Workshop $370
Regular (CWRA YP member)* $175
Regular (Non-CWRA YP member)* $235
Regular – Student $175

*Please note that an individual is eligible for Young Professional status for up to three years after graduation from a recognized post secondary institution.


There are hotels within walking distance to the Oakville Conference Centre (OCC).

There is no hotel discount code for this workshop.

Parking:  There is free parking at the OCC.

Holiday Inn & Suites Oakville @ Bronte
2525 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario L6L 6P8
ph 1 877 660 8550

Staybridge Suites Oakville-Burlington
2511 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario L6L 6P8
ph 1 877 660 8550    


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this workshop and these include two Gold ($2,500) (one available), and three Silver ($1,250) (one available). Bronze is sold out. These sponsorship tiers will be showcased through logo placement on Workshop master slides and hard-copy programs. Complimentary registrations will be included with a sponsorship: Gold (3 people), Silver (2 people) and Bronze (1 person). The Gold sponsorship includes event display or banner space at the venue as well.

For more information regarding sponsorship of the upcoming workshop, please email ON@CWRA.org

The following table details the sponsorship categories that will assist in covering a portion of the conference cost and the benefits your organization would receive for its generous support.

Contribution Gold Silver Bronze
$2,500 $1,250 $750
Coffee Break Sponsor/Co-Sponsor
Display space for corporate banner(s)
Complimentary Registration 3 2 1
Logo* in Workshop Program
Logo* and Link on National Website
Logo* on Screen in Room
*Logo size and display space will vary according to Sponsorship level: Gold (large), Silver (medium), Bronze (small).  Display space for the Gold Sponsor will be located inside the workshop room.

Thank you to our Flooding Workshop 2024 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor