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AB Flood Mapping, Stormwater, and Alert System Projects Receive Funding

More than two dozen Albertan communities are getting new and replacement flood mapping to support emergency response and long-term planning in the province. The federal...

Research Links Shrinking Water Supplies to Drier Soils

A study conducted by Professor Ashish Sharma at Australia's University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney explains that drying soils are at the...

Alberta Amends Emergency Management Act

Alberta’s Emergency Management Amendment Act is now in effect, improving the ability of the province’s communities to develop and refine their emergency management plans...

Report: 2017 Lake Ontario Flood Not the Result of Outflow Protocols

A new report concludes that there were few surprises regarding how the plans used to regulate the outflows from Lake Superior and Lake Ontario...

Researchers Find Dramatic Increase in Stormwater Runoff

Columbia Engineering researchers have demonstrated that stormwater runoff extremes have been dramatically increasing in response to climate change and other anthropogenic changes to the...

As The World Burns: The Case for a Restoration Imperative

The IPCC report doesn’t reveal anything we didn’t already expect if we failed to meet global carbon dioxide reductions targets. A fair reading of...

Nova Scotia Secures Federal Funding for Flood Mitigation

On October 10th, 2016, many homeowners in Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) were impacted by a historic storm that dropped over 225 millimetres of...

Urgent Action on Green Infrastructure Can Reduce Economic Risk

A new Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) report urges communities to consider green infrastructure to limit their flood risk. IBC collaborated with the Intact...

New Poll Finds Long-Term Water Management A Growing Concern in BC

New opinion data finds that long-term water management is top of mind for many British Columbians. The findings are published in the 2018 BC Water...

Drought, Flood Driving Worsening Crises in Vulnerable Populations

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has raised alarm over the lack of funding being directed towards the impacts of...

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