It was announced on October 4th that the Alberta WaterPortal will be aiding the Alberta Flood Recovery Task Force in collecting feedback from Albertans on their thoughts, concerns, and ideas regarding flood mitigation in Alberta. If you were not able to attend the Flood Mitigation Symposium, watch the broadcast on the Alberta Government website.
The flooding in Alberta in 2013 continues to impact the lives of a huge and diverse demographic of people in Alberta. For many an entire summer was tainted by the flood, and there are some who still can not return to their homes, work, or the daily rituals that provide stability in their lives.
Although this process is being driven by the major flooding in southern Alberta it was not the only area of the province that experienced flooding this year. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo also experienced flooding and many other areas of the province experienced high river flows in the spring. Furthermore, future flooding may affect different communities, therefore feedback is being requested from Albertans from all corners of the province.
A final copy of The 2013 Great Alberta Flood: Actions to Mitigate, Manage and Control Future Floods whitepaper has been released. This document consists of collaborative recommendations made by Canada’s leading water experts. The document has been evolving for over a month thanks to the received feedback from water experts and Albertans. This document was written as a collaborative teamwork to determine the recommended actions that should be taken to strategize for future flooding.
During the creation of this report, two draft versions were posted here with the request for public feedback. The response was excellent, leading to the creation of a separate feedback document titled The 2013 Great Alberta Flood: Actions to Mitigate, Manage and Control Future Floods Feedback Compendium which catelogues the feedback received. Furthermore even more feedback was received so another feedback document was created titled The 2013 Great Alberta Flood: Actions to Mitigate, Manage and Control Future Floods Feedback Compendium II.
We’d like to thank everyone who sent in feedback on the draft iteration when it was posed two weeks ago. Additional information about this document will be posted on the Alberta WaterSMART website as it arises.
If you didn’t get a chance to share your feedback or if you have additional thoughts after reading the final version of the whitepaper please do not hesitate to contact us, and like always please continue to check our news section for updates on what is happening around water in Alberta.
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