May 31, 2022 12PM ET: Ottawa SYP Webinar – “Hydrodynamic modelling in the Bay of Fundy” by Victoria Fernandez

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CWRA SYP Ottawa – Water Talks: Hydrodynamic Modelling in the Bay of Fundy

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 from 12:00 am to 1:00 pm ET

About this event:

The Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world. Flooding risks in the area are the result of a combination of intense rainfall and high water levels from the Bay of Fundy. Dykes and dyke-lands along the shores of estuarine communities in the area are an important component of managing flood risks. This presentation discusses hydrodynamic modelling approaches to understand the complex processes that result in flooding risks in the area and their feedback on the environment. This presentation will also address multiple challenges associated with evaluating the risks and providing options for mitigation, with considerations ranging from the joint probability of coastal and rainfall events, climate change adaptation, sediment transport and ecosystem health.

Guest Speaker: Victoria Fernandez

Victoria Fernandez holds a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University, under the Fulbright Program. She has over 17 years of experience in Civil Engineering and for the last 15 years. Ms. Fernandez has been involved in a wide range of projects related to stormwater management, flooding risks, climate change adaptation, coastal protection and water quality in Canada, Venezuela and the United States. Her experience includes stormwater infrastructure detail design, flooding studies, low flow assessments and water and stormwater infrastructure assessment. Ms. Fernandez has accrued comprehensive experience in computer modelling of complex systems involving hydrodynamic processes, freshwater discharge, stormwater runoff, infiltration, wave action and sediment transport. Her experience also includes detailed design and construction services of stormwater and coastal protection infrastructure.


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