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Learn About All Things Flooding Without Leaving the Comfort of your Home.

Watch our series of free online discussions hosted by some of our province’s leading authorities on flood management during our Flood Mitigation and Community Resilience Webinar series which took place in early 2021.

This educational webinar series was hosted by the Nashwaak Nashwaak Watershed Association in collaboration with your local Conservation Council.

Browse through our full list of webinars

Jasmin Boisvert is a Water Resources Specialist with the Dept. of Env. and Local Govt’s Hydrology Centre.  Since joining the department in 2016, he has primarily been working on NB’s flood hazard mapping initiatives, updating the province’s flood modelling tools, and providing advice and expertise related to water resources to a variety of other projects and initiatives in the province. In this webinar, Jasmin spoke about the province’s unique geography and various types of flooding is creates, the costs associated with flooding, how the province’s Flood History Database is used, and expand on the 2018 and 2019 flooding events that occurred in New Brunswick.

Download: Climate Change Adaptation and Flood Mitigation presentation slides

Brittany MacLean works with the City of Fredericton as the Corporate and Environmental Performance Officer.  Brittany has been with the City for three years, beginning in the role of Environmental Coordinator, in which she led the development of the City’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

In this webinar, Brittany spoke about the recent increase in flooding events in Fredericton, how the City has adapted its flooding response, future expectations around flooding in the area, and how the Climate Change Adaptation Plan, Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, and broad partnerships will help the City address flooding in the future.

Cheryl Evans is the Director of Home Flood Protection at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.  She served as a technical committee member on CSA’s Guideline on Basement Flood Protection and Risk Reduction (CSA Z800) and was a lead curriculum developer for the Ontario College’s Flood Risk Assessment Training Program.

Joanna Eyquem is a Professional Geoscientist, Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Chartered Environmentalist.  Prior to joining the Intact Centre, she was National Climate Change Lead at AECOM Canada and previously held roles at Parish Geomorphic Ltd (now Matrix Solutions), Royal Haskoning DHV and Jacobs Engineering.  

In this webinar, Cheryl Evans and Joanna Eyquem with the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo give an overview of actions to reduce flood risk, from individual building maintenance and retrofits to watershed approaches that work with nature.

Download: WWF & Community International presentation slides

Simon J. Mitchell, Vice President Resilient Habitats for WWF-Canada, and Megan de Graaf, Acadian Forest Program Director for Community Forests International, presented jointly on their natural infrastructure projects in along the Wolastoq River.

In this webinar, Simon spoke about the role natural infrastructure plays in mitigating flooding in New Brunswick and what this looks like in a municipal context. Joining Simon, Megan presented a similar analysis of a forest property where they modeled they arrive at an estimated value for that forest, as compared to constructing a holding pond with similar water-retention capacity.

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