Tuesday, 18 October 2016 03:54

CWRA Seminar: Managing Flood Risk in B.C.’s Lower Mainland

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The Fraser River floods at Hatzic Lake, where the dike broke in June 1948. The Fraser River floods at Hatzic Lake, where the dike broke in June 1948. Vancouver Sun

The CWRA BC Branch is excited to host a seminar on the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy (LMFMS) by Steve Likte. See below for more details, and click on the RSVP link if you're interested in attending this free seminar.

 

Location:  Surrey Public Library City Centre - Dr. Ambedkar Room -Room 418

Date: October-26-16

Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

RSVP Link: https://goo.gl/forms/KYfDZ0VagQpaBaP63

 

 

If you're unable to access the google form, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.

 

Background: The Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy (LMFMS) is a collaborative regional initiative aimed at better protecting the Lower Mainland from Fraser River and coastal flood risks. There are 43 funding partners in the LMFMS, including the federal government, provincial government (three ministries), 27 local governments and 12 other organizations with interests in flood mitigation.

The Strategy consists of three phases:

• Phase 1 (2014-2016): A review of flood scenarios that may threaten the Lower Mainland and a regional analysis of flood vulnerabilities.

• Phase 2 (2016-2018): Development of an action agenda that outlines agreement among partner organizations about flood mitigation priorities for the Lower Mainland, actions that need to be undertaken, associated costs and a cost-sharing model.

• Phase 3 (2018-): Implementation of the Strategy.

Steve Litke is looking forward to presenting to you on the results of Phase 1 and the start of Phase 2

About Steve: Steve Litke has worked with the Fraser Basin Council since 1998 and is the Senior Manager responsible for programs on Watersheds and Water Resources, Youth, and Sustainability Indicators. With help from other FBC staff, Steve recently produced Rethinking Our Water Ways, a guide on water and watershed planning, and delivered complementary regional workshops throughout BC. Steve is responsible for the preparation of the Council’s sustainability indicator reports. With respect to FBC’s Flood program, Steve has coordinated and facilitated inter-jurisdictional committees, delivered communications and public education, and managed technical projects, including flood mapping and modelling, policy reviews and LIDAR topographic surveys. Steve graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1995 with a Master's Degree in Resource and Environmental Management (MRM).

 

More Information: http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/water_flood.html

 

 

 

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