The High-Tech Future of Flood Fighting

The High-Tech Future of Flood Fighting

  • Posted by MGUG Admin
  • On July 26, 2022

It’s another year in which flooding is on Manitoba’s mind.

In May, communities along the Red River suddenly became islands after almost a month of weekly Colorado lows. Major highways were closed for weeks. Municipal roads were washed out. Residents were filling and placing sandbags. Every time it happens, policy makers and water management experts take another look at how we can prepare for the next one.

In an era where society is being told to brace for more weather extremes, and where the list of potential projects is endless and resources are finite, efficiency is the name of the game.

Why it matters: More technological tools require more and better data underpinning to determine which water management projects are pursued.


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