CH Contributes to Elbow River Tour

While preoccupations focus this year on the likely onset of drought conditions, CH Director Professor John Pomeroy was asked to contribute a scientific perspective on proposed flood-mitigation measures as part of a river tour organized recently by the Elbow River Watershed Partnership, as part of their annual general meeting.

Prof. Pomeroy re-iterated the importance of improvements to seasonal and severe weather predictions; precise forecasting for water bodies and groundwater; improved responses to impending floods; avoiding land use and development in floodplains; and the expansion (where necessary) of physical flood-control structures, in conjunction with the development of appropriate watershed management practices.

More information about the AGM and river tour is available from this article in the Cochrane Times.