8 Results for coastal flooding

Vancouver’s City Council has approved three recommendations to help prepare the city's vulnerable areas for sea level rise by planning for and implementing coastal flood protection. The recommendations focus on engagement, development, and design along thec coastline, ensuring sea level rise is considered in future and ongoing developments. “Vancouver faces…

July 27, 2018 @ 11:29am

Failure to limit global warming to the two degrees Celsius will lead to sea level rise and dire global economic consequences, new research has warned. Published in Environmental Research Letters, Flood damage costs under the sea level rise with warming of 1.5 °C and 2 °C, led by the UK National Oceanographic Centre…

July 05, 2018 @ 11:45am

The governments of New Brunswick and Canada will invest $1.14 million in two flood mapping projects to help communities within the province predict the impact of flooding. “These projects will provide valuable tools to help implement the province’s Climate Change Action Plan,” said New Brunswick’s Environment and Local Government Minister…

June 27, 2018 @ 10:40am

Surrey, B.C. continues proactive measures to mitigate sea level rise in anticipation of changes through 2200 with a coastal flood adaptation strategy. “While the coastal flooding threat is not imminent, it is predicted that the sea level will rise by one metre in 2100, and two metres by 2200, which…

February 23, 2018 @ 11:09am

The District of Tofino has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for the District of Tofino Flood Mapping Project. The project will map flood plains, sea level rise planning areas, and identify tsunami evacuation routes and safe areas. The funding comes from the Flood Risk Assessment,…

February 20, 2018 @ 10:27am

On Friday, Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, and Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General for British Columbia, announced approximately $10.7 million in federal and provincial funding to support work on 30 flood mitigation projects under the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP). Through…

February 05, 2018 @ 10:00am

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is encouraging residents affected by flooding in Atlantic Canada to call their insurance representatives immediately if they have damage to report. "We have seen the devastating effects that flooding can have on communities across our region," said Tom O'Handley, manager, government relations, Atlantic, IBC. "Warming temperatures and melting snow are…

January 17, 2018 @ 9:18am

The City of Surrey, British Columbia has received $624,200 for new climate change resilience projects, including coastal flooding adaptation programs to help it become more resilient in a changing climate. “The City of Surrey is leading the way in planning for the challenges presented by a changing climate,” said Surrey…

November 09, 2017 @ 2:02pm