Room for the River Pilot in the Bow River Basin

Posted on Jul 30, 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. 

There is opportunity to provide comments to WaterSMART until the end of January.  If you would like to offer comments on the report, please do so via e-mail to info@albertawater.com.