Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada

byKerry Freek, Robert William Sandford

Paper over Board | May 8, 2014

Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada by Kerry Freek
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Hydro-climatic change is no longer an abstract or theoretical concept if you have been directly affected by the increase in the duration and intensity of extreme weather. In this new RMB manifesto, two of Canada's most respected water experts explain what is happening to the hydrological cycle by way of the very personal impacts that disastrous flooding had on them, their colleagues, neighbours, friends and family. Detailing events as the rain started to fall and the water began to rise, Kerry Freek provides an extraordinary narrative of the flooding that took place in downtown Toronto in July of 2013, while Robert Sandford provides a minute by minute account of what happened in June of 2013 throughout southern Alberta.

The exceptional flooding detailed in this startling new book is nothing compared to what the atmosphere is capable of delivering in the future. Extreme weather events are making it clear that it's time to take climate change even more seriously than previously thought and that citizens, corporations and governments around the world must prepare for what many observers are now calling "the new normal" when it comes to major meteorological events.

Kerry Freek is editor-at-large of Water Canada – The Complete Water Magazine. She has written on water issues in the context of environmental and human health, urban infrastructure, science and technology, law, policy and governance, and the national economy. She remains an active industry commentator, presenter and moderator, and has ...
Title:Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in CanadaFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:168 pages, 7.36 X 4.85 X 0.64 inShipping dimensions:168 pages, 7.36 X 4.85 X 0.64 inPublished:May 8, 2014Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771600047

ISBN - 13:9781771600040

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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