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Floods

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News and Opinion

Coverage of floods since November 27, 2021.

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Green leader has tragic connection to climate impact

"...The new interim leader of the federal Green party is a Vancouver resident who is passionate about the impact climate change can have on flooding and landslides. Paul Johnson has more on Amita Kuttner's very personal and tragic connection to the issue..."

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Animal Food Bank receives boost to support B.C. flood victims

"...It's been a busy year for the Animal Food Bank, from supporting people in need of a little extra help feeding their pets, to helping those in crisis from wildfires and now from the floods..."

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Robert Barron column: Climate change an increasing problem

"...I remember about 15 years ago, I attended a lecture in Nanaimo by Gwynne Dyer, a Canadian military historian, author, professor, journalist, broadcaster, and retired naval officer..."

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Evacuation alerts, highway closures as more rain hammers southern B.C.

"...Weather warnings blanketed much of the province’s south Saturday, with rainfall expected to intensify Saturday night, easy Sunday afternoon and return again early next week..."

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Evacuation alerts issued near Pemberton and near Merritt as storm batters B.C.

"...Authorities in some parts of B. C. already struggling with flooding and landslides issued new evacuation alerts on Saturday as the second of three successive atmospheric rivers brought heavy rain to the province..."

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Rainfall warnings, flood watches in place as storm hits Vancouver Island

"...The river forecast centre says rivers are expected to rise through the day Saturday and overnight, with the Sooke River watershed seeing the "most focused rainfall. "..."

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EDITORIAL: Keep your head above water – take care of your mental health

"...Food, clean drinking water, heat – those requirements are being met..."

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Public weather alerts for B.C.’s Southern Interior: Environment Canada Globalnews.ca

"...SimilkameenThere is a special weather statement in effect for:Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison PassHeavy rain is expected Saturday night and Sunday with “potential impacts to vulnerable landscape and infrastructure. ”Rainfall totalling 40 to 60 mm is forecast for the region. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has also issued a high streamflow advisory for the Tulameen River, Similkameen River, Coldwater River and Nicola River..."

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Streamflow advisory upgraded to flood watch for most of Vancouver Island

"...“Rivers are expected to see rises through Saturday and overnight into Sunday,” notes the flood watch, adding that weather forecasts and hydrologic modelling and assessments suggest the potential for flooding in areas south half of Campbell River with most focused rainfall around Port Renfrew through to Cowichan Lake and the Sooke River watershed..."

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The impact of B.C.'s flooding on local waterways

"...Ken Ashley, Director of the Rivers Institute at BCIT, discusses how flooding can carry pollutants into rivers and other waterways, and the potential long-term implications..."

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B.C.'s flood-stricken South Coast on high alert as next rainstorm arrives Globalnews.ca

"...Another storm remains forecast to hit the region on Wednesday and Thursday. The storms paired with the already damaged and vulnerable nature of the landscape prompted Environment Canada to issue its first-ever “red level alert” on Friday. The new ranking system didn't exist during B..."

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Rainfall warnings issued for Lower Mainland as B.C. communities brace for floods

"...Parts of the Lower Mainland could be drenched with up to 120 millimetres of rainfall by Sunday afternoon, according to new weather warnings from Environment and Climate Change Canada..."

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Jobs in floods

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

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Environmental Protection Officer - District of West Vancouver (West Vancouver, BC)

"...The preferred candidate will possess considerable knowledge regarding: coastal, freshwater, and environmental issues facing local government; the environmental methods, procedures, equipment, and instruments used; knowledge of the relevant Federal, Provincial, and Municipal legislation, regulations, and bylaws related to the work; the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts..."

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Fluvial Hydraulics and Geomorphology Specialist

"...APS Competencies Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans..."

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Labourer (Solid Waste & Recycling) - City of Port Moody (Port Moody, BC)

"...We have a temporary, full-time opportunity of up to one year duration for an enthusiastic, hard-working and experienced Labourer to provide..."

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Sessional Faculty - SEES - ENVIRSC 2WW3 - Water and the Environment (instructor)

"...environmental issues related to water, including floods and droughts, irrigation, effects of water management projects and pollution..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention floods.

RealAg Radio, Nov. 19: The situation in B.C., Three Amigos meeting, Bibeau in Alberta, and more on the Issues Panel

Duration: 55:17

"...On this Friday edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear an issues panel with your host Shaun Haney, and RealAg’s Lyndsey Smith and Kelvin Heppner..."

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RealAg Radio, Nov 18: “In over our heads,” short feed supply, Christmas trees, and more on the Farmer Rapid Fire

Duration: 55:31

"...On this Thursday Farmer Rapid Fire edition of RealAg Radio, you’ll hear from: Kevin Bisschop, of Chilliwack, B. C..."

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RealAg Radio, November 17: Devastating impacts of floods expand further into agriculture sector

Duration: 55:07

"...Welcome to this mid-week edition of RealAg Radio! Sitting in the host seat today is RealAgriculture’s Kelvin Heppner..."

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59 dairy farms under evacuation order in B.C.'s Sumas Prairie; province declares state of emergency

Duration: 3:03

"...Updated to include comments from B. C. ’s minister of agriculture..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about floods.

More Effective Flood Management in the Philippines | Climate Stories on Climate Action

"...Our Climate Stories series highlights the World Bank Group's support for investments, solutions and innovations on climate action that have made a real difference in the lives of people, communities, and economies while tackling climate change..."

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Linking Soil Biology to Soil Health: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Webinar Series, Episode 2

"...When these soil organism functional groups are in balance and working together, they contribute to ecosystem resiliency that allows the ecosystem to bounce back after a disturbance like a flood or drought as well as resist the negative impacts of these disturbances..."

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Climate change in the Antarctic | DW Documentary

"...The scientists who work at this outpost in Antarctica are studying the effects of climate change -- under extreme conditions..."

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Cloud seeding: Can we create artificial rain?

"...As temperatures rise, cloud seeding is bound to become a popular solution against droughts, floods, and fires..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about floods relevant to the latest news.

Tsunami Flood Risk Management

"...Solitary wave theory is then proposed to convert such measured potential energy into a standard wave height, which would serve as an index for calculating corresponding tsunami flood levels at all points of interest..."

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Climate Resilience in Agriculture

"...These sustainable agriculture practices include improvement of land preparation such as no-tilling and composting, introduction of disease-resistant and climate hardy seed varieties, crop diversification, integration of crops and livestock, soil health improvement through cover crops, management of intensive grazing, reduction in the use of off-farm inputs, development of whole-farm planning, and improvement of agriculture enterprises and marketing..."

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Urban Greening and Geo-environmental Safety

"...In addition, the rapid urbanization makes the search for modern solutions to improve urban environment more difficult..."

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Resilience of wetland vegetation to recurrent drought in the Inland Niger Delta of Mali from 1982 to 2014

"...These findings point to remarkable resiliency of IND vegetation to widely fluctuating levels of flooding that are driven not only by rainfall and run-off across the watershed but also by land use, water withdrawals and damming upstream..."

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Urban areas, human health and technosols for the green deal

"...A healthy soil is the one which maintains the capacity to support ecosystem services, so it can provide numerous benefits to human health and well-being (carbon sequestration, protection against flooding, retention and immobilization of pollutants and a growth media for vegetation and food production)..."

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Resilience Through Crop Diversification in Pakistan

"...The results show that previous exposure to flood or excessive rainfall in the community, farm size, and farmer?s risk attitude significantly affect crop diversification..."

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Stability Analysis of Slopes at a Landslide Prone Area: A Case Study on the Landslide at Madikere, India

"...This led to severe landslides, floods, and soil displacement..."

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Flood Modelling for an Urban Indian Catchment: Challenges and Way Forward

"...A one-dimensional flood model (MIKE 11) which accounts for the river discharge along with stormwater drainage discharge is coupled with a two-dimensional flood model (MIKE 21) which simulates the overland flow in the MIKE FLOOD platform along with the major flood influencers such as rainfall and tidal elevation to develop a three-way coupled flood modelling framework..."

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The Importance of Small Water Bodies? Conservation for Maintaining Local Amphibian Diversity in the Western Balkans

"...In these times of aggressive and enormous anthropogenic alterations of freshwater aquatic habitats throughout the Western Balkans, including drying out, pollution or the introduction of invasive species, the value of small water bodies (SWB) as refugia for local amphibians is clearly increasing..."

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Groundwater Quality Indexing Using Weight Overlay Analysis and GIS?A Case of Rel River Catchment

"...Ground water quality assessment is an important parameter for identification of water quality in watershed..."

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Application of LSTM and Prophet Algorithm in Slope Displacement Prediction

"...Specially, due to the complex geological conditions associated with high mountain areas and intensive human engineering activities, landslides occur frequently in the Three Gorges Reservoir (TGR) region, where steep slopes exist and flooding often occurs (Xu and Niu,..."

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