June 24, 2013
The climate impact on waters rising from rivers effect communities. The correlation between high rising waters, infrastructure, development and safety are commingled. The need of cities to include climate change and resource management is vital to under girding safe cities. The correlation between “Water rationing in Canmore area, delays in opening of highways” is a necessary planning factorial ingredient in managing cities. The safety of citizens are impacted by drastic weather conditions and countermanding effects on infrastructural development.
CTV News reported, the “Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 1A has been delayed. An updated estimate for the reopening of routes between Banff and Canmore has not been released. The Trans-Canada Highway between Banff and Canmore remains closed to traffic with exceptions being made for emergency vehicles, maintenance vehicles and ROAM shuttles.”
The infrastructure of the past did not envision the drastic weather situations of today that are causing detrimental harm to cities. The ideas of how to manage water run off, flooding and sewage waste are essential to organized sustainable planning.
“The Town of Canmore is asking its citizens to use water for essential services only and is urging people to conserve water. People are being asked to refrain from doing laundry, dishwashing, showering, and watering landscaping. Water should be used for drinking and food prep only and should be boiled for 1 minute before using.”
The smooth construction planning of the past use to engage in the term “acts of God” to adjust for unforeseen occurrences within contracts. Climate change regardless of belief has impact on planning. Further, the adjustments for obsolescent infrastructure is balanced by the population boom and increased vehicles are creating hard work arounds in building amidst traditional construction methods. The need to deliver beyond the traditional scope of work to account for environmental impacts is clear to support community safety and health.
- Flooding washes out Trans-Canada highway; Banff, Canmore declare states of emergencies (globalnews.ca)
- Update: Bow Valley residents living their “worst nightmares” (calgaryherald.com)
- Officials partially reopen the TransCanada Highway to release traffic pressure (calgaryherald.com)
- Power restored in Banff and Lake Louise, Alta (metronews.ca)
- Flood of the Century Hits Canmore (scotchrood.com)
- Raging floodwaters could force the evacuation of up to 100,000 in Calgary (macleans.ca)