qathet Regional District Receives Grant for Sea Level Rise Coastal Flood Mapping

Powell River, BC – The qathet Regional District is pleased to announce our success in securing provincial grant funding through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for the Islands Phase of the region’s Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flood Mapping project.

 

Over the next year, a team of coastal scientists and engineers will perform shoreline assessments to better understand potential coastal impacts due to climate change on the islands in our region. As part of the project, coastal inundation flood maps will be produced that show the anticipated impacts resulting from sea level rise, storm surges, and coastal erosion on the region’s island communities. The flood maps will identify the anticipated boundaries of potential flood events and the probabilities of occurrence.

 

The improved mapping will be of significant value for public safety, infrastructure planning, as well as the protection of environmental and economic assets throughout the region.
 

Learning more about the types of hazards in our region is an important step toward improving our community’s resiliency. For more information on how your family and neighbourhood can become better prepared please visit https://www.qathet.ca/services/emergency-services/emergency-preparedness/.

 

CONTACT:
Ryan Thoms, Manager of Emergency Services
qathet Regional District
#202 – 4675 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 2L2
(604) 485-2260
rthoms@qathet.ca