Project 3-1
Theme 3

Evaluation of Flood Forecasting and Warning Systems across Canada

Leader:

Dr. Peter Rasmussen (University of Manitoba)
Email:  Peter.Rasmussen@umanitoba.ca

Co-investigators:

Dr. Thian Gan
Email:  tgan@ualberta.ca

Dr. Paulin Coulibaly
Email:  couliba@mcmaster.ca

Objective: Review flood forecasting systems currently implemented by Canadian provinces and evaluate their performance in meeting their intended purpose.

Significance of research: In order to propose better methods for flood forecasting in Canada, it is imperative to start with a thorough evaluation and comparison of existing methods. In this project, we will evaluate adopted and alternative methods through a number of selected case studies.

Outcomes: The proposed research will result in recommendations for the type of tools and data that are most suitable for flood forecasting under particular circumstances. This information will provide input to other projects and guide some of the research efforts in FloodNet, specifically Project 3-4.