March 28 @ 12PM ET: NRCan Webinar: Communicating Flood Maps to the Public (English Only) with Marie-Josee Valiquette and Parastoo Emami
What: NRCan Webinar on “Communicating Flood Maps to the Public”
When: March 28th, 2023 @ 12 pm ET
About: Policy analysts from Natural Resources Canada will present an overview of their research related to the government communicating flood maps to the public. The presenters will briefly elaborate on the data dissemination that currently takes place, and the key next steps to improve the communication of flood maps to the public.
Presenters: Marie-Josee Valiquette & Parastoo Emami
- MJ is a policy analyst with over 6 years of experience in local and federal government policy and communications, and a background in environmental sciences. Since 2021, she has been working as an analyst with the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). At NRCan, she leads policy support to establish the flood mapping program and communicate its progress.
- Parastoo Emami is a policy analyst with Natural Resource Canada working on Flood Hazard Identification Mapping Program (FHIMP). She is a Ph.D. graduate at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Professor Rob de Loe. Parastoo’s primary area of research has focused on governance, water governance, regional planning, institutional analysis, social-ecological systems, and flood risk management.