Can We Avoid the Next Fraser Valley Flood?


Event details:

6:30pm PST on Wednesday, February 23, 2022
8:15pm PST on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

6:30 PM Welcome & Mingling
7:10 PM Presentation
7:35 PM Discussion
8:15PM Adjourn

Zoom Meeting

There is no cost to join this event

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5:00pm on Wednesday, February 23, 2022
This event is open to All LAI members globally.

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A link to the Zoom Event will be sent once you have registered.

Please note: Chatham House rules will be in effect for this event. As such, the session will not be recorded.  Under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

All LAI Members attending from outside the Vancouver Chapter will be asked for a brief introduction to themselves to our members at the commencement of the event.

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Bob Purdy, Executive Vice President of the Fraser Basin Council

There is a mind-numbing number of overlapping interest groups and “authorities having jurisdiction” that need to cooperate to address the response to the recent Fraser Valley flood.

The flood has immediate, as well as long term implications for a broad range of land economic factors in the region. This flooding is just one of many major events we are dealing with: increasingly frequent droughts, devastating wildfires, a global pandemic.

Despite the predictions of many, why are we so very unprepared for these events? Why does it take a major disaster to galvanize action? What needs to be done to better prepare for so-called long-term threats? What can LAI members do to help through exercising their influence?

These are just a few of the guiding questions for our February 23th LAI Vancouver event. Using the flood as a potent front-of-mind example, the Fraser Basin Council’s Bob Purdy will lead us through an interactive session to explore the impacts of this event, raise awareness of the work of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy and seek your insights into what more needs to be done to prepare.