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Why Canada needs to change how to forecast and prepare for floods

Source(s):  CBC/Radio-Canada (CBC)

Twenty per cent of Surrey, B.C.could be under water according to current long-term climate forecasts, so Mayor Linda Hepner is pursuing a flood adaptation plan to protect her coastal city.

Estimating the plan at $1.5 billion dollars, the economic and political cost is high. But with the existing dikes safeguarding Surrey, B.C., predicted to fail by 2070, she sees no alternative.

"We are very vulnerable, and our planning of over 100 years ago — the features that worked well then — will not protect us and did not anticipate the demand that climate change is bringing."


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  • Publication date 26 Mar 2018

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