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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
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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