March 29 @ 12PM ET: NRCan Webinar: Federal Land Use Guide for Flood Risk Areas version 1.0 (English Only) with Christine Callihoo

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What: NRCan & CWRA Webinar

When: March 29th, 2023 @ 12 pm ET


Federal Land Use Guide for Flood Risk Areas version 1.0: The importance of professional planners working in partnership with water resource professionals to understand, mitigate and adapt to flood hazards thereby enabling and supporting flood resiliency.

‘Flooding is an increasingly significant consideration in land use planning. Land use planning is one of the most effective land development junctures for managing flood risks and reducing loss of lives and property as land use planning is the precursor to all human development. More specifically, land use planning is the process of developing and implementing plans that inform and guide the way communities strategically develop over time.’

This webinar will provide an overview of the Federal Land Use Guide for Flood Risk Areas, with a specific focus on the important role that the Guide can play in supporting cross-profession collaboration between planners and water resource professionals to optimize limited resources and desired outcomes; strategically enabling and supporting flood resiliency in the communities we serve.

Speaker: Christine Callihoo

Christine is a researcher and registered professional planner with more than 25 years of experience in a diverse range of planning areas including climate change adaptation and mitigation, asset management and natural assets, land use and community planning, and community safety and preparedness planning. Christine served as the senior reviewer and editor in finalizing the Federal Land Use Guide for Flood Risk Areas, incorporating the feedback and guidance from planners and flood experts from across Canada. The Guide focuses on the role of a planning professional in mitigating and managing flood risks by way of land use planning tools in the context of the Flood Mapping Framework (FMF). In establishing a national best practice approach to flood hazard risk mitigation and management with a focus on the planning professional, the Guide supports a foundation from which further mitigation and adaptation efforts can be initiated.


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