This release was issued under a previous government.

Working in partnership with communities and Albertans, engineering consultants AMEC and AECOM will assess several flood reduction project options, assess the overall impacts of each and submit their findings on reducing the impact of future floods.

“We know it is impossible to prevent floods from happening; however there’s a lot we can do to lessen the impact these events have on Alberta’s communities. This is a next step in our ongoing work to find the best ways to protect Albertans when flood waters threaten our homes in the future.”

- Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs

The firms will look at the feasibility of proposed flood reduction projects and the impacts on the overall watershed including:

  • risk reduction structure types and locations;
  • area accessibility;
  • impacts on property values;
  • relocation of utilities;
  • environmental impacts; and,
  • community preferences.

Public involvement and consultation will play a vital role throughout the process and the Government of Alberta will use the findings to help shape future flood mitigation policy.

AMEC is an international engineering, project management and consulting company with 18 offices in Alberta.

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services with four offices in Alberta.

Our government was elected to keep building Alberta, to live within its means and to fight to open new markets for Alberta’s resources. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

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