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Better managing floods: six common sense ideas for action

While we cannot prevent another flood, there is a series of science-based, proactive actions that can strengthen our capacity to respond to these natural disasters.

Photograps courtesy of the PMO and handouts
The new normal: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on June 21, 2013, flying over the floods in Calgary and southern Alberta; and with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Alberta Premier Alison Redford, and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel; flooded parts of Calgary. Alberta WaterSmart’s CEO Kim Sturgess writes that water practitioners from Alberta, Canada, and the world have identified six specific actions that can be taken to mitigate, manage, and control the impacts of extreme weather.

 

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Better managing floods: six common sense ideas for action

While we cannot prevent another flood, there is a series of science-based, proactive actions that can strengthen our capacity to respond to these natural disasters.

Photograps courtesy of the PMO and handouts
The new normal: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on June 21, 2013, flying over the floods in Calgary and southern Alberta; and with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Alberta Premier Alison Redford, and Conservative MP Michelle Rempel; flooded parts of Calgary. Alberta WaterSmart’s CEO Kim Sturgess writes that water practitioners from Alberta, Canada, and the world have identified six specific actions that can be taken to mitigate, manage, and control the impacts of extreme weather.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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