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Guidelines for Flood Mapping in BC Released

Posted on May 16, 2017
Guidelines for Flood Mapping in BC Released

Recently released, APEGBC's latest professional practice guidelines, Flood Mapping in BC, provide guidance on professional practice for APEGBC members who prepare flood maps for river, creek and coastal flooding in BC. The guidelines describe the standard of care APEGBC members should follow in providing professional services related to this professional activity, and specify the tasks APEGBC members should perform to fulfill their professional obligations.

The flood mapping guidelines were developed with the support of the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure – Emergency Management BC. The authors and reviewers consist of members and other stakeholders from across a range of related disciplines and organizations, including hydrotechnical, geohazard and risk assessment consultants, municipal and provincial engineers, and representatives from the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the BC Real Estate Association and the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Professionals carrying out flood mapping in BC need to be aware of their obligations regarding the appropriate standard of care for this work, and are urged to familiarize themselves with these professional practice guidelines. 

Find the guidelines online. For information, contact APEGBC Associate Director, Professional Practice, Lindsay Steele, P.Geo.