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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.

 

  

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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