The City of Surrey, BC, located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and home to several small rivers is subject to both coastal and riverine flooding. Over the last few years Surrey has been at the forefront of the development of technical models and data to explore the changing flood hazard in the municipality. They have a large base of scientific materials that they needed to translate into decisions and policy to mitigate flood risk to their citizens.
Ebbwater Consulting recently completed a two-pronged project to help the City move forward in their goal to develop an adaptation plan for sea level rise. The first overall goal was to translate technical reporting and mapping into visual and narrative tools that are being used internally by the city to mainstream flood risk awareness. This included developing mapping and graphics specifically for emergency response operations . The second goal as to develop a long-term strategy for the City, on when and how to make decisions on flood issues. The deliverables for this project are varied (narrative text, graphical images, animations and traditional reporting).
April 2015 – December 2015