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November 2014

Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC Seminar

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC - Live Session
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8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC - Webcast
Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel 1180 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC and Webinar
Presenter: Dr. Matthias Jakob, P.Geo.,Neil Peters, P.Eng., Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., FEC, Rob Hunter LLB
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments - Live Seminar : $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Oct 30, 2014
Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments - Webcast : $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Oct 30, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments - Live Seminar : $474.00 + GST = $497.70
Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments - Webcast : $474.00 + GST = $497.70

Non-Member Price: Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments - Live Seminar : $474.00 + GST = $497.70
Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments - Webcast : $474.00 + GST = $497.70

Student Member Price: Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments - Live Seminar : $237.00 + GST = $248.85
Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments - Webcast : $237.00 + GST = $248.85
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 30, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Guidelines for Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC Seminar. Recognition that flood hazards, their consequences and public perception of flood hazards are changing in the province has prompted the preparation of new guidelines for professional practice in flood assessment. The hazard is changing because of a changing hydro-climate and changing land surface conditions. Public perception changes as occupancy and investment increase in flood-prone areas. The new guidelines adopt a risk assessment process as the explicit basis for flood assessment. While risk assessment has always been implicit in flood management, the conduct of an explicit risk assessment permits a wider range of appropriate prescriptions to be developed for the protection of the public and social investments. Aside from providing guidance on conducting flood hazard and risk assessments, presently accepted standards are summarized in this comprehensive document.

The talk will highlight the need for these guidelines and provide an overview of its contents.  The focus will be on those aspects that are likely to be new to most practitioners such as the need for, and type of, climate change investigations, expansion of return periods for floods and related processes up to 2500 years, and the explicit allowance of flood risk assessments.


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