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Session Details

Working Together to Bend the Flood Risk Curve in BC’s Lower Mainland

22 September 2020

Webinar Format
Interactive Workshop

Presentation and Discussion

Objectives

  • Identify additional actions that are underway or proposed to reduce flood risk across the Lower Mainland of BC and explore how LMFMS aligns with these other initiatives 

  • Explore lessons learned from the LMFMS process and projects and applicability for similar research/study across BC 

Description

The purpose of this session is to share highlights of a draft Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy and to solicit feedback from participants on the draft strategy. The session is intended for those with flood management roles and responsibilities as well as those with expertise and insights relevant to inform the flood strategy. Participants could include staff, elected leaders, academic researchers, and other professionals, practitioners and stakeholders.

 

Key findings on flood hazard and risk analysis will be presented along with draft recommendations to reduce risk. The inter-jurisdictional aspects of flood management will be explored. Interactive discussions will be facilitated to provide feedback on different components of the draft strategy such as regional priorities for risk reduction, suitable options to reduce flood risk, and approaches to fund implementation of the flood strategy.

Contributors

Convened by Steve Litke (Fraser Basin Council Director) & Frances Woo (Fraser Basin Council Program Manager)

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