The process is underway to review the City of Richmond’s vision, regional guidelines, and innovation in flood protection to establish a world-class standard for Richmond’s flood protection system.
The 2008-2031 Richmond Flood Protection Strategy is a high-level guidance document for management of flood risk in the city of Richmond. Since Council’s endorsement of the 2008 Strategy, staff have implemented flood protection updates in policy, partnered with the Provincial and Federal government to secure funding, completed Dike Master Plans in anticipation of climate change induced sea level rise, and constructed drainage and dike upgrades in priority locations.
The 2008 Strategy is being revisited to address current climate change science, provide long-term flood mitigation planning, and update the goals for future work in Richmond’s flood protection program.
Initiatives identified through the Smart Cities Challenge process to use technology and integrated sensor and weather data, in collaboration with key agencies, for early detection and prediction of risk and mitigation of flooding have the potential to not only protect our island city from the effects of climate change, but also enable more informed decision making at a local, regional and national level.
Find out more about Richmond’s Flood Protection Management Strategy 2019 at www.letstalkrichmond.ca/floodprotection2019.