Calgary’s Plans for Flood Resilience
11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Register by September 15, 2017
Explore the City of Calgary's flood plan, along with the hydrology, morphology, water supply, engineering, public engagement and economic studies that have provided its foundation.
Calgary is a major municipality that developed with its historical, cultural, and economic core at the confluence of two hydrologically flashy mountain rivers. The Bow and Elbow are critical to the water supply, regional economic function, ecological sustainability and aesthetics of the region, but present a degree of river flood risk that is rather unique within provincial and even national contexts.
The transition to flood resilience in Calgary has been complex. It involves local and regional coordination of structural and non-structural measures. Consideration of a range of inter-related economic, social and environmental factors is required for its success.
About the Presenter
Frank Frigo, P.Eng., is a Water Resources Engineer focused on applied hydrology, river hydraulics, river morphology, flood and erosion protection, floodplain modelling, water control structures design and construction and drainage analyses. Since 2008, Frank has been involved with the River and Drainage portfolio of work within the City of Calgary's Water Resources business unit, leading hydraulic modelling, flood protection, river flood preparedness planning and response, watershed monitoring, bank restoration, drainage and water supply projects or initiatives. Frank attended University of Guelph and graduated with a B.Sc. in engineering in 1995. He previously worked as an engineering consultant with firms based in Ontario and Alberta. When he's not thinking about rivers, Frank likes to explore the beautiful Bow River and Elbow River catchments hiking, climbing and cycling.
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Frank Frigo, P.Eng.
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September 15, 2017