Today is the one-day symposium Alberta’s Watershed Management Symposium: Flood and Drought Mitigation and the Alberta WaterPortal staff will be in attendance to live tweet the event. The Government of Alberta's event aims to “share the latest updates on snowpack data and river forecasting, as well as assessments of mitigation option for Alberta’s most flood-prone river basins”. If you can not attend the event we'd encourage you to follow us on twitter to receive updates throughout the day.
The event should see the release of new reports that address the feasibility of options that were presented at the October 4th Symposium. This blog post will be updated with those reports at the end of the day. In the meanwhile we've assembled a list of released reports to date. If we've missed any please leave a comment so that we may also add them to the list.
The following reports have been released and are available to download:
- The 2013 Great Flood: Actions of Mitigate, Manage, and Control Future Floods. (August, 2013), Alberta WaterSMART.
- The 2013 Great Alberta Flood: Progress Report on Actions to Mitigate, Manage and Control Flooding. (April, 2014), Alberta WaterSMART.
- Athabasca River Historical Review. (March, 2014), Alberta WaterSMART.
- Best Practices for Reducing the Risk of Future Damage to Homes from Riverine and Urban Flooding. (September, 2013), Kovacs & Dandink, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.
- Bow Basin Flood Mitigation and Watershed Management Project. (March, 2014), Numerous Contributors.
- Elbow River Historical Detention and Diversion Sites. (January, 2014), Alberta WaterSMART.
- Flood Mitigation Measure Elbow River, Sheep River and Highwood River Basins. (October, 2013), Stantec Consulting Ltd.
- Red Deer River: Historical Flood and Drought Mitigation Solutions (March, 2014), Alberta WaterSMART.
- Respecting our Rivers: Alberta’s Approach to Flood Mitigation. Government of Alberta.
- Wetland Conservation and Restoration as Flood Mitigation Tools in the Bow River Basin (January, 2014), Ducks Unlimited Canada.