The Not Waiting for Noah workshop, held in Kelowna BC on April 24, 2013, was organized as a partnership between the BC Water and Waste Association’s Climate Change Committee, the Okanagan Basin Water Board, and the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team.

This report, entitled Not Waiting for Noah: New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk, is the result of that workshop that brought researchers and practitioners together from across Canada and the U.S. The event was designed to bring a range of professionals and experts together to share flood risk assessment tools, to build a community of practice, and to expose a broader audience to the subject.

Participants discussed many central challenges to navigating flood management and mitigation in the face of climate non-stationarity, while working with increasing population and development in floodplains. The report is organized around the themes that emerged from the range of issues explored.

We are deeply grateful to the partners and funders of this project, whose support was invaluable.

We are also grateful to the presenters, who donated their time and experience to make this an exceptional event.

Partners & Funders include:

The SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team

The BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development 

The BC Water and Waste Association 

The Okanagan Basin Water Board 

The Real Estate Foundation of BC