Provincial Flood Recovery Framework

The government co-ordinates and collaborates with municipalities and First Nations to help Albertans recover from the 2013 floods.

Provincial Recovery Plan

Immediately following the June 2013 floods, the Alberta government created the Provincial Flood Recovery Framework (1.3 MB) to build a vision for supporting the recovery efforts of local communities. Part of this vision included building a detailed, tactical plan to direct recovery.

The Government of Alberta Flood Recovery Plan (0.3 MB) provides details for government ministries, municipalities and other organizations to deliver the outcomes outlined in the Framework.

The Provincial Flood Recovery Framework:

  • describes how the government will support our local communities in recovery efforts
  • enables a co-ordinated provincial approach to flood recovery and mitigating the risk of future floods on provincial infrastructure, like roads, cultural sites, water treatment and essential services
  • can serve as a template for recovery efforts from future disasters that may occur in Alberta

Four stages of recovery

Our framework supports 4 stages of recovery:

  1. response
  2. stabilization
  3. intermediate recovery
  4. long-term recovery

The following principles apply to Alberta's flood recovery efforts:

  • leadership and local autonomy
  • individual and family empowerment
  • collaboration and co-ordination
  • partnerships and inclusiveness
  • timeliness and flexibility
  • resilience
  • psychological and emotional wellness
  • safety
  • capture lessons learned
  • plan for transition to normal service

Essential elements of recovery

People: To ensure the right resources are available to support the overall physical, mental and social well-being of communities, municipalities, First Nations, families and individual Albertans affected by the floods.

Economy: To nurture an environment that supports the rehabilitation of and reinvestment in disrupted economies and businesses.

Reconstruction: To enable the safe and orderly restoration of flood damaged infrastructure within the affected areas.

Environment: To protect and re-establish the environment to a healthy state and mitigate long-term environmental effects and risks.