Flood Forecast Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada An RMB Manifesto by Kerry Freek by Robert William Sandford Release Date: 08/05/2014 ISBN 9781771600040 4.75 x 7 inches 168 pages hardcover $16.00 (CAD)
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.
Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada An RMB Manifesto by Kerry Freek by Robert William Sandford 9781771600057 BISAC: NAT011000 BISAC: SCI092000 BISAC: NAT023000 ebook
This little book should be required reading for 21st century municipal, provincial and federal politicians. Many of the most important decisions in the coming decades are more complex and important than simply accumulating pecuniary benefits.—David Schindler, Alberta Views
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts,
and of the province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.