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The 2013 Great Alberta flood: actions to mitigate, manage and control future floods


This paper intends to outline actions that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of large-scale destruction resulting from extreme weather events in order to inform policy discussions across Alberta, Canada. The paper is organized according to the six recommendations for action: (i) planning for more frequent extreme weather events; (ii) improving operational capacity through modeling and data management; (iii) analyzing the costs and benefits of investment in infrastructure; (iv) strengthening building codes in urban planning; (v) evaluating insurance options; and (vi) improving the management of water resources.

Keywords

  • Themes:Capacity Development, Critical Infrastructure, Governance, Information Management, Insurance & Risk Transfer, Structural Safety, Urban Risk & Planning, Water
  • Hazards:Flood
  • Countries/Regions:Canada

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/34316

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