November 17, 2021

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be offering a free introductory information session on coastal flood risks in the Comox Valley on November 30.

Climate change and coastal flood risk is a growing concern for many communities including our region. The CVRD has just completed updated floodplain maps for the entire area that accounts for the effects of sea level rise and climate change. The areas included in the Phase two assessment were the CVRD Electoral Areas A, B and C as well as K’ómoks First Nation IR#1, IR#2, and IR#3. The Phase two assessment did not include the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, and Denman and Hornby Islands.

Building on the mapping information, the CVRD is now taking the next step in a multi-phased approach to planning and building resilience for coastal flood risk in our community.

“The next step in this project is to understand how the mapping data can be used to build a shared understanding of coastal flood risk and options to mitigate that risk,” explains Alana Mullaly, General Manager of Planning and Development Services. “We invite residents to attend the information session to learn more about building coastal resilience at the neighbourhood level.”

Join us for an introductory information session on coastal flood risk

November 30, 2021
6:30- 8 pm
Session will be held online through Zoom.
Please register in advance.

To register for the information session and learn more about coastal flood visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/coastalflood

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media Contact:

Robyn Holme, Long Range Planner
250-334-6076