Integrated Flood Hazard Management Plan recognized by International Federation of Consulting Engineers

The District’s Integrated Flood Hazard Management Plan (IFHMP) has been recognized with an Award of Merit from the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). The award was presented at the FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference in Mexico City last night.

Adopted in 2017, the District of Squamish IFHMP is a comprehensive flood management strategy with over 100 specific tools designed to manage flood risk in Squamish. Since its adoption, the District has implemented a Floodplain Bylaw, new flood hazard policy and Development Permit Area, and completed a Quantitative Risk Assessment for the Squamish River Floodplain,

The plan provides a foundation upon which Squamish can build and grow for the next several years, and sets the stage for future grant funding opportunities.The District was awarded a $3.9 million grant for the recently completed Squamish River Dike upgrades in Brackendale, and a $270,000 grant to complete the Eagle Viewing/ Seaichem Reserve Dike Master Plan of which work is currently underway.

The IFHMP has been recognized by the Planning Institute of British Columbia and Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and is considered to be one of the most robust flood management plans in the province.

September 10, 2019

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  • Glenne Campbell Sep 10, 2019, 10:03 PM (17 months ago)

    Congratulations DoS . Congratulations David Roulston! We are very lucky to have you in our community. Thank you for all you have done!

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