Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series Workshop

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Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series Workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2017


     – Registration: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM MST

     – Workshop: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM MST

Cost: Early Bird Tickets $70 – Deadline is March 26, 2017

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport, 2875 Sunridge Way Northeast, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7K7   (403) 648-3180

The Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines workshop, hosted by CWRA on behalf of the Government of Canada, has been arranged in order to present and gather input regarding the recently developed Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series documents. The workshop aims to identify gaps in the published documents, as well as further opportunities for research going forward. Overall, it is intended to provide a forum for diverse members of the flood management community to collaborate toward the common goal of mitigating Canada’s costliest natural disaster: overland flooding.

Keynote speaker Bob Sandford will open the workshop. Aside from having authored and co-authored a number of high-profile works on water, Mr. Sandford is currently the EPCOR Water Security Research Chair at the United Nations University. He will be followed by speakers from Natural Resources and Public Safety Canada, who will provide brief overviews of the documents contained in Version 1.0 of the Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series and discuss plans for future development. The afternoon sessions will then provide an opportunity for all participants to contribute to ongoing work by addressing three specific topics of relevance: climate change impacts on floodplain mapping, strategies for stakeholder outreach and gaps in existing Guidelines documents.