Professional Practice Guidelines: Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC

Video Length: 04:50:01

Date Recorded: Feb/20/2020

This seminar will review and discuss the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Professional Practice Guidelines on Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC.

SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

• Review application of Guidelines for flood assessment reports.
• Provide examples on application of Guidelines.
• Interactive discussion regarding Guidelines.

PREREQUISITES

Academic and professional background in water resources engineering or geoscience, or a regulatory background related to flood risk mitigation. Prior familiarity with the Guidelines would be beneficial.

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE COURSE

• Review of regulatory aspects by Engineers and Geoscientists BC staff.
• Review of the Guidelines by experienced practitioners.
• Opportunity to participate in interactive discussion.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Primary target audience is Engineers and Geoscientists BC members (P.Eng. and P.Geo.) who perform flood assessments, and members-in-training who have an interest in this area. The workshop may also be useful for: members who retain professionals to perform flood assessments; public sector members who receive and review flood assessments; and members such as geotechnical engineers who may do their work in parallel with a flood assessment.

Speakers

MR. MIKE CURRIE, P.ENG., FEC

Mike is a Principal, Senior Water Resources Engineer, and past President of Kerr Wood Leidal Associates. Mike has over 35 years of experience in water resources engineering, focusing on river engineering, floodplain management, and mitigation of creek hazards. He is a past provincial and national president of the Canadian Water Resources Association, and a past president of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia. He is also one of the primary authors of the Guidelines.

DR. MATTHIAS JAKOB, P.GEO.

PRINCIPAL GEOSCIENTIST, BGC ENGINEERING INC.

Matthias is a principal geoscientist with BGC Engineering Inc. Matthias has worked for the past 25 years on a large variety of geohazard assignments in North and South America, Europe and parts of Asia. His focus is on steep creek processes, in particular debris floods, hyperconcentrated flows and debris flows. He also spearheaded BC’s first systematic flood risk assessment on Fraser River in 2005. As Mike, Matthias is a primary author of the guidelines.

MR. DALE MUIR, P.ENG.

NORTHWEST HYDRAULIC CONSULTANTS LTD.

Dale is a senior hydrotechnical engineer and a Principal at Northwest Hydraulic Consultants. He has over 20 years of experience, much of it focused on identification, assessment, and mitigation of flood hazards. Dale has conducted or reviewed dozens of flood hazard assessments for river and coastal hazards following the Engineers and Geoscientists BC guidelines over the past few years.

MR. GRAHAM DANELUZ

Graham is Deputy Director of Planning and Development at Fraser Valley Regional District. He is a registered professional planner with 20 years of experience in development approvals and land use planning for areas subject to geohazards.

MS. AMY FEHR, P.ENG.

Amy is the Manager of the Professional Practice Advice Program in the Professional Practice Department at Engineers and Geoscientists BC. She is responsible for overseeing the team that assists members with professional practice-related issues including practice advice services, practice guideline development, practice committee support, and external stakeholder engagement regarding practice issues that affect members. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and spent over 15 years in consulting engineering before joining the association in 2017.

Members can claim "5.5" professional development hours after viewing this session

 

Price: $350.00


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