18 Results for flood mitigation

Last week, the Minister responsible for Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency (WSA), Dustin Duncan, announced a new long-term flood mitigation program for provincial communities. The Flood Damage Reduction Program (FDRP) is intended to be a proactive and preventative mechanism to help communities implement with long-term flood mitigation projects. “Since the start…

August 07, 2018 @ 11:01am

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) has announced the communities that will receive financial support for structural flood mitigation projects. Communities throughout the province are to receive a total of $9.5 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding for these projects, such as pump stations and dikes. “When we released…

July 13, 2018 @ 10:06am

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has committed nearly $9 million to water and wastewater infrastructure in St. John’s and Labrador City Federal, provincial, and municipal representatives were on hand to make the announcements of funding in the respective cities. Graham Letto, Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and MHA for…

July 03, 2018 @ 9:44am

New Brunswick has made available $770,000 under the Environmental Trust Fund for 27 projects in the Acadia Peninsula region in 2018–19, including for flood risk action plans and a water quality improvement project. “The Environmental Trust Fund is an important mechanism for New Brunswick community groups, organizations, municipalities, and institutions…

June 26, 2018 @ 9:50am

Earlier this year, the Government of Alberta committed $10 million to help communities along river basins prepare for floods. The funding included $2 million for short-term flood-prevention equipment, supplies, and mitigation efforts to protect critical infrastructure, homes, and businesses. “It’s crucial that we support our communities across the province so…

June 12, 2018 @ 9:25am

British Columbia has implemented a flood mitigation activity, commissioning work at five locations west of Chetwynd, replacing culverts with bridges in order to permit safe travel along Highway 97, particularly in the event of heavy rain and flooding. The ministry is investing $26.8 million on this flood mitigation strategy. These…

June 06, 2018 @ 9:42am

The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1), a flood-mitigation project to protect Calgary from a 2013-level flood, has been certified by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) as conforming to the agency’s guidelines. Now the project has entered the final, one-year regulatory approval process. Construction will require three years, with the reservoir…

May 22, 2018 @ 11:45am

A new study led by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has analyzed what it would take for river-observing satellites to provide improved mitigation of flood damage and reservoir management globally, in near real-time. The study, Global estimates of river flow wave travel times and implications for low‐latency satellite…

April 30, 2018 @ 11:26am

Columbia Basin Trust has announced support for 12 climate action projects with over $540,000 through the first year of its three-year Climate Action Program. A number of projects will help communities improve adaptive measures for water resources as the climate changes. “Taking action on climate change is a high priority among many…

April 03, 2018 @ 9:48am

A new study published in the Journal of Water Management Modeling, Automating Model Builds for Sequence Optimization of Flood Mitigation Investment Phases, provides insight into how open source data and software can improve flood mitigation project planning by creating modular, flexible plans. Authors Adam S. Erispaha, EmNet, and Christine Brown,…

March 06, 2018 @ 12:24pm

At last week’s council meeting for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), specifications for the design, construction, and financing of ongoing flood mitigation projects in Fort McMurray were addressed. Since 2013, the RMWB has installed several flood mitigation structures. Recently, there was some uncertainty about the most effective design…

February 20, 2018 @ 12:04pm

Canada’s Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, was in Yellowknife this week to speak with the territory’s legislators about his office’s report on climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies from October 2017, which indicated the hazards of changing precipitation to the territory, among other things. The audit focused on the work of…

January 19, 2018 @ 12:12pm

The Town of High River received an Award of Merit on June 19 at the annual Building Resilience Conference in Calgary for the 2015 High River Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP), which instituted flood mitigation infrastructure throughout the downtown. Since the Alberta floods, High River has constructed pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, naturalized…

June 21, 2017 @ 11:26am

The International Joint Commission (IJC) today announced that it has appointed a bi-national study board to undertake the work outlined in Option B of the 2013 Plan of Study to more fully explore the causes, impacts, risks, and solutions to flooding in the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin. The Study Board’s research will…

February 22, 2017 @ 7:57am

Manitoba has released its 2017 January Conditions Report, which indicates that normal to well-above normal soil moisture and winter precipitation to date, combined with future unfavourable weather conditions, will result in the risk of moderate to major overland flooding across the province. The province’s Infrastructure Minister, Blaine Pedersen, announced: “We…

January 30, 2017 @ 11:33am

On November 9th, Edmonton announced a $107,081,000 stormwater management project and, on the same day, released a preliminary study on flood mitigation throughout the city. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, announced the stormwater management project in the city. Funding will be contributed…

November 10, 2016 @ 9:13am

The Alberta government has released a comprehensive report, titled Home Again: Recovery after the Wood Buffalo Wildfire, popularly known as the wildfire that struck Fort McMurray in May 2016. The report is broad ranging, but of central importance is the rebuilding of critical infrastructure, notably drinking water and wastewater facilities.…

November 04, 2016 @ 12:15pm

The tradeoffs between water, energy, and climate change are being handled cooperatively in Alberta through a new five-year agreement between the provincial government and TransAlta. The new agreement will allow the province to modify operations at Ghost Reservoir for flood mitigation purposes from May 16 to July 7 each year,…

May 01, 2016 @ 6:06pm