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Dec 2018 | Green & Resilient Communities

HOW THE CITY OF OTTAWA IS BUILDING RESILIENCY INTO THEIR FLOOD PLAIN MAPPING
PSD’S STEFANIE FISHER IN CONVERSATION WITH KEVIN COVER, CITY OF OTTAWA

As the frequency and severity of storms and climatic events continues to increase, Canadian municipalities are being tasked with coming up with innovative solutions to protect their assets. For the City of Ottawa, one of the ways that they are instituting resiliency into their processes is through their flood plain mapping. While flood mapping doesn’t prevent flooding, it does define where flooding will take place, and has assisted the City with planning new developments and making assets more resilient to the impacts of flooding. PSD spoke with Kevin Cover, Senior Project Manager in the Infrastructure Policy Unit within Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development for the City of Ottawa, about how the City is continuing to work towards building resiliency measures into their practices.

 

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