October 12, 2016

State of Floods in Southern Ontario and Across Canada

October 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
McMaster Innovation Park, Room ABCD
175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

In Canada, floods are recognized as the most common, largely distributed natural hazard to life, property, economy, community water systems, and the environment. Only over the last 3 years, the overall losses due to floods exceeded 8 billion US$. What do we know about the state of floods in Southern Ontario and across Canada? What has/is been done to enhance Canadians’ capacity to better deal with the reality of floods? An overview of the diversity and variability of floods will be discussed. Followed by the challenges of flood forecasting and management in Canada. Finally, progress made under a nation‐wide strategic research network “FloodNet” designed to improve the knowledge of flood processes and their impacts, and to enhance flood forecasting and management capacity in Canada, will be presented.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Paulin Coulibaly (Director, FloodNet; Professor, McMaster University)

Panel Discussion with FloodNet Team Members:

  • Altaf Arain (McMaster University, School of Geography and Earth Sciences)
  • Yiping Guo (McMaster University, Department of Civil Engineering)
  • Niko Yiannakoulias (McMaster University, School of Geography and Earth Sciences)

Comments are closed here.