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Room For the River Workshop

Posted May 4, 2015 by LSC

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) & the Red Deer Municipal Users Group (RDMUG) are very pleased to be working with Alberta WaterSMART on their Room for the River rogram.

Please join them for a working session on May 8, 2015 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Radisson Hotel in Red Deer to consider how the Dutch Room for the River program and measures have been and could be applied in the Red Deer River Basin.

To register for the event visit Eventbrite

The Room for the River work in the Red Deer Basin adapts the Dutch Room for the River program to the Alberta context and builds on a pilot in the Bow River Basin to identify and consider potential flood mitigation options .The program looks at reducing the vulnerability of people and infrastructure while improving the overall environmental quality of the river.

The outcome of this work will be advice to the Government of Alberta including a scan of room for the river opportunities, preliminary identification of promising opportunities, and suggestions for a potential broader program, process and engagement for Alberta.

This is a joint RDRWA, RDRMUG and Alberta WaterSMART event. This event will be facilitated by Alberta WaterSMART on behalf of ESRD‘s Resilience and Mitigation Branch.

The following river reaches are included in the current scope of work:

  • Red Deer River main stem from the headwaters to just downstream of Drumheller
  • Little Red Deer River
  • James River
  • Bearberry Creek
  • Fallentimber Creek
  • Medicine River
  • Raven River

For more information on the Room for the River program please see the following links:

  • A summary of the Room for the River program in the Netherlands. More information is available here
  • The final report and addendum for the Room for the River scan in the Bow Basin is available here

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