Theme 1

Flood Regimes in Canada: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future

Theme 1 will advance our knowledge of flood regimes in Canada (past, present and projected future) and provide guidelines for infrastructure design.  This work is important to FloodNet since improved understanding of extreme events in Canada, both present and future, is required to design flood control infrastructure, plan for flood mitigation systems, and appropriately implement land use planning to minimize the economic and social impacts of flood events.  The increased understanding of extreme events to be obtained in this theme will contribute to the design of the flood forecasting system to be developed in Theme 3 and help with the analysis of flood impacts in Theme 4.

Theme Leader:

Professor Donald H. Burn (University of Waterloo)
Civil and Environmental Engineering



Professor Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen (McGill University)
Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics