Theme 3

Development of Canadian Adaptive Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System (CAFFEWS)

This theme aims to advance our knowledge on flood forecasting systems and enhance flood forecasting capacity in Canada, which is a key target of FloodNet. An enhanced flood forecasting system that can deliver accurate and reliable forecasts with an appropriate lead time is seriously needed for better flood mitigation in flood prone regions of Canada. In addition to its five projects, this theme will benefit from the outcomes of Themes 1 and 2 in the development of the Canadian adaptive flood forecasting and early warning system (CAFFEWS). CAFFEWS will also help in the analysis of flood impacts on water resources systems and the environment (Projects 4-1, 4-2, 4-3 of Theme 4).

Theme Leader:

Professor Paulin Coulibaly (McMaster University)
Department of Civil Engineering and School of Geography and Earth Sciences


Professor Weihua Zhuang (University of Waterloo)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering