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Public Invitation - Flood Resilience Challenge with the District of Sechelt

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Public Invitation - Flood Resilience Challenge with the District of Sechelt

Members of the public are invited to participate in the Flood Resilience Challenge with the District of Sechelt.

Climate change is real and the consequences serious. As sea levels rise and storms become more intense, what will happen to our homes, the roads and pathways we use to get around, and some of our favourite places? What can we do to minimize damage to land, buildings, pipes and other infrastructure?

Through games we can learn about our choices for the future and how to become a more resilient community.  Please join us for the Flood Resilience Challenge, an online game of scenarios, role-playing, risks and trade-offs.

Join us for this series of two online sessions to explore flood resilience on the Sunshine Coast. The sessions will build on one another, and we highly encourage you to attend both:

Session 1: 6:30 - 8:30 pm March 18, 2021

Learn about sea level rise and flooding and explore the possible impacts for our community. This session will feature speakers, multimedia presentations and small group discussions.

Session 2: 6:30 - 8:30 pm March 25, 2021

Explore the different considerations, options and trade-offs involved in enhancing resilience to flood and sea level rise. In this session we will play the online game of Flood Resilience, where players take on different roles, such as different levels of government, scientists, insurers, developers, business owners, and media. The players plan for flooding and choose ways to manage flood risk … Then a flood event occurs and players must re-evaluate their past decisions and make changes for the future. The goal is to minimize losses on the ground, avoid debt and survive! There will be prizes to win! The evening will wrap up with some short activities to draw out our ideas and insights from playing the game.

This event is being hosted by the District of Sechelt and delivered by SHIFT Collaborative and the Fraser Basin Council. It is supported through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative program, and sponsored by the Planning Institute of BC Sunshine Coast Chapter.  

To register, please go to: Sechelt.ca/FloodGame   

For more information, please contact: planning@sechelt.ca