Our Losing Battle with Nature – Transition or Destiny

May 30, 2023 12 - 1 PM


Webinar: Our Losing Battle with Nature - Transition or Destiny

When: May 30, 2023, from 12 – 1 PM
Where: Online via Zoom

Climate change has elevated the risk of extreme weather the world over. In British Columbia, a natural flood risk mitigator lies all around us in the water-absorbing power of trees. In fact, research has shown that even a modest loss of forest cover due to wildfire, logging and disease can cause surprisingly large increases in the frequency of extreme floods. Will dykes, dams and levees be enough to protect against property loss and devastation from floods in the future? How can nature-based solutions, such as forests, and the restoration of natural floodplains and wetlands contribute to flood mitigation? What considerations need to be taken as BC develops its flood risk management strategy?

Younes Alila

Featured Speaker

UBC Forestry Professor Younes Alila

Lori Daniels


UBC Forestry Professor Lori Daniels

Questions? Please contact michelle.lindsay@ubc.ca.

Posted in:

Related Articles