Professional Practice Guidelines for Flood Mapping in British Columbia

Date Recorded: September 15, 2017

The Professional Practice Guidelines for Flood Mapping specify tasks that should be performed by Engineers and Geoscientists BC members so as to meet an appropriate standard of care that fulfills the member's professional obligations under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act. These obligations include the member's primary duty to protect the safety, health, and welfare of the public and the environment.

The document will assist in delineating the roles and responsibilities of the various participants/stakeholders including the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Professional of Record having overall responsibility for the preparation of the flood map, clients, authorities having jurisdiction, and statutory decision makers.

The guidelines define the skill sets that are consistent with the training and experience required to carry out flood mapping. An assurance statement is provided to confirm that the appropriate requirements have been met (both regulatory and technical).

Finally, the guidelines describe how the intent of the seven quality management requirements under the Engineers and Geoscientists Act are to be met. This will include outlining expectations regarding peer review and independent checking.


C. David Sellars, P.Eng.

The webinar will be presented by C. David Sellars, P.Eng., the principal author of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Flood Mapping Guidelines. Mr. Sellars has 45 years of experience in water resources engineering and carried out a number of flood mapping projects under the Canada-British Columbia Flood Damage Reduction Program. He was recently a member of the team retained by the Auditor General of Alberta to review the floodplain mapping programs of the Government of Alberta and was the Project Manager for preparation of coastal floodplain mapping guidelines and specifications for the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations. He is currently the technical advisor and senior reviewer for preparation of an integrated floodplain management plan for the District of Squamish. In 2014 he received a Meritorious Achievement Award from Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Members can claim “2.5” professional development hours after viewing this session.



Price: $159.00

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