Room for the River Pilot in the Bow River Basin
Posted on May 22, 2017 | P. Kim Sturgess, P.Eng.,FCAE, CEO Watersmart Solutions | December 19, 2014
This study looks at the approach taken by the Netherlands to manage flooding in the Rhine River branches. A pilot project was undertaken in the Bow River Basin to consider the Dutch program and measures the extent to which the strategies could be adapted and applied here to reduce vulnerability of people and infrastructure and improve the overall environmental quality of the Bow and Elbow rivers. A secondary objective was to develop and pilot a systematic Room for the River framework and process that, if valuable, could be replicated in other basins throughout the province.