WaterSmart Report on Flood Mitigation, Upcoming City Meetings

August 7, 2013 by CRC Action Group in News

Alberta WaterSMART released a paper yesterday, The 2013 Great Alberta Flood: Actions to Mitigate, Manage and Control Future Floods. The document provides some excellent background on the history of flooding in Alberta and proposes some sound, practical solutions. We will continue to push all levels of government to make upstream mitigation the centrepiece of flood policy going forward.

We have confirmed our meeting with senior government officials responsible for the Disaster Recovery Program for Thursday afternoon and will provide a summary as soon as possible. We also continue to try to arrange a meeting with our elected officials.

Finally, the City of Calgary’s flood information sessions are coming to Bowness tonight and Elbow Park next week. Here are the details:

Wednesday, Aug. 7
4 – 8 p.m.
Bowness Community Association
7904 43 Ave N.W.

Thursday, Aug. 15
4 – 8 p.m.
Christ Church
3602 8 St. S.W. (corner of 8 Street and 38 Avenue S.W.)