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Alberta to focus on flood and drought prevention

Alberta is hosting a one-day symposium to discuss progress and further improvements to prevent future floods and drought.

Alberta’s Watershed Management Symposium: Flood and Drought Mitigation will share the latest update on snowpack data and river forecasting, as well as assessments of mitigation options for Alberta’s most flood-prone river basins. Experts will also speak to the critical role natural headwaters play in flood and drought mitigation.

“Following up on October’s Alberta Flood Mitigation Symposium, we’re excited to share the many ways we are turning the ideas generated at the fall symposium into action to make our communities more flood and drought resilient.”

Ken Hughes, Minister of Municipal Affairs

“This event will bring together insights into best practices for overall watershed management with recommendations for mitigation projects at the regional and local levels, giving Albertans a clear picture of how we will improve our province’s flood and drought resiliency.”

Robin Campbell, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Alberta’s Watershed Management Symposium: Flood and Drought Mitigation will be held Tuesday, April 29, at the BMO Centre in Calgary.

Registration for the symposium is now open online. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Those unable to attend in person can watch the symposium online.

Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

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