After the June 2013 flood, The City established an Expert Management Panel on River Flood Mitigation. Comprised of nationally and internationally recognized experts, the panel has been tasked with six themes to work on: changing climate, event forecasting; watershed management; storage, diversion, protection; infrastructure and property resiliency; and additional risk management.
In the fall of 2013, the Panel asked Calgarians to provide them with feedback on the flood. This feedback helped them identify the six themes they are going to be focusing on, and they will be working with Subject Matter Experts in these six areas to ensure all options are thoroughly examined.
Throughout this process the Panel has been making steady progress. For example, with regards to storage, diversion, and protection they have made headway on: what are the options, costs and benefits of increasing the capacity of the Glenmore Reservoir; how did existing mitigation measures perform during the event; and what additional protection measures could be implemented with maximum benefit for river communities.
Recovering from the flood will take many more years, but together we are working to ensure that we are prepared for the next flood.
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