Here’s what it will take to flood-proof Ottawa and other cities
Ottawa Citizen

By Robert Haller and Stephanie Cairns, Ottawa Citizen, May 11th, 2017

The heavy rains that descended on Ottawa this past week are what they used to call a “one-in-100-year” storm, the kind of disaster that could catch any of us off-guard. But this week’s extreme weather is no longer exceptional. And while these events remain unpredictable, their frequency means we must be better prepared. If there is a silver lining to be found in extreme storms, it’s this: we might finally have the public will to make stormwater management a priority.

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