The team at Cité-ID joins the International Joint Commission to study the causes, impacts and repercussions of flooding in the watershed of Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River and look at solutions
Following devastating springtime floods in 2011 on the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain, a joint effort by Canadian and US governments requested that the International Joint Commission (IJC) examine the risks and problems associated with flooding and propose recommendations. Following initial work, the IJC’s International Study Board on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River is now conducting a study on the causes, repercussions, risks and impact of different solutions to flooding in this watershed. The team at Cité-ID Living Lab, directed by Marie-Christine Therrien, will join the social, political and economic working group of the project.
The Cité-ID team will study governance challenges related to the proposed mitigation and intervention scenarios, as well as analyse issues of political acceptability.
Another team from the ENAP is supporting work by Ouranos to undertake an economic evaluation of mitigation strategies proposed by the IJC.
The Cité-ID Living Lab will also be responsible for coordinating the Canada-wide social, political and economic working group that also includes Ouranos and researchers from the Université de Montréal’s Working Group on Adaptive Capacity and Resilience (GECAR; CAPORI).
The project will end in 2022.