Natural Resources, Canada
Presenter: Dr. John Pomeroy
Friday, December 11, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MST (12:00 p.m. – 13:00 p.m. CST)
While increases in precipitation and temperature have been observed across Canada in the last half-century and are predicted for the future as climate change proceeds, there is still little understanding of how climate change will affect future streamflow and flooding in Canada due to the complexity of meteorological, hydrological, and water management aspects of flooding. This project modelled the historical and future changes in the flow frequencies of the Bow and Elbow river basins above Calgary to better understand how natural processes and reservoir management contribute to river flow and flood frequency estimates and how they can be expected to change with a changing climate through the 21st C. In this webinar geared toward technical experts, Dr. John Pomeroy will present the case study and methodology for incorporating climate change into flood frequency and water supply estimates, including a blueprint for applying these lessons in river basins across Canada.
For more information and to register for this workshop, go to: https://climateriskinstitute.ca/2020/05/20/webinar-climate-change-and-future-flooding-a-case-study-of-calgarys-bow-and-elbow-river-basins/
View the poster here.