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Flood Mapping in BC: APEGBC Professional Practices Guidelines

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC
Published: 2017
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The guidelines provide a common level of expectations for various stakeholders with respect to the level of effort, due diligence, and standard of practices to be followed when carrying out flood mapping in BC. The guidelines give a history of flood mapping in BC, outline the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders, provide standard practices for data requirements, five categories of mapping (topographic, inundation, flood hazard, flood risk, and regulatory) and deliverables, and then discuss quality assurance/quality control procedures and guidelines for professional registration, education, training and experience.
Subject Areas:
  • Climate Change
  • Flood
  • Mapping/Inventory
  • Stormwater/Rainwater
Applications:
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Development Permit Area
  • Flood Management Plan
  • Land Use Plan
  • Regulatory Bylaw
  • Stormwater/Rainwater Management Plan/Program
  • Watershed Plan
Tools:
  • Best Practices
  • Case Studies
  • Definitions
  • Mapping
  • Standards
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