Twenty Years Later: Flood Mitigation in the Red River Basin


In its November 2000 report, Living with the Red, (IJC, 2000) the International Joint Commission (IJC) made a number of recommendations to governments aimed at reducing, mitigating, and preventing harm from future flooding in the Red River basin. In 2016 the IRRB concluded that a final examination, some 20 years after the 1997 flood, of the IJC’s recommendations would be desirable. This report summarizes the findings of the study. The results are presented in the context of the emergency planning cycle of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

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