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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
Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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