Flood hazard maps are a basic tool. Without a good understanding of where and how deep water might be in a flood event, we’ve no hope of making sound decisions that will mitigate our losses down the road. Flood maps are recognised as a necessary starting point for flood management.
At Ebbwater, we also feel that flood maps need to be useful and intuitive - there's no point having a map no one understands or uses. We work with our clients to understand how the map will be used and what resources they have before embarking on a flood mapping project.
Ebbwater has been at the forefront of the push to improve flood mapping coverage in Canada. Ebbwater staff are active participants in initiatives in BC (BC Real Estate Association Flood Mapping Working Group and APEGBC Flood Mapping Guidelines) and nationally (Co-lead on sub-group of Technical Working Group on Flood Mapping). We also have an internal pet project initiative that examines the state of flood mapping in BC.
- Numerical Modelling
- Hydrology and Hydrography
ServicesEbbwater Consulting provides the following flood mapping services:
- Expert Advice
- Technical Review
- Map Production