Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

October 02, 2013 10:23 ET

Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy: Let it rain: Turning severe weather events into water opportunities

Policy Engagement Series seminar

October 3, 2013 (noon to 2 p.m.), 40 Sheppard Ave. W., Toronto (room 8A)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2013) - University of Toronto civil engineering assistant professor Jennifer Drake and PhD candidate Lesley Herstein will discuss ways to lessen the impact of severe weather incidents such as the June flooding in Alberta and the Toronto storm in early July. The presenters will also explore approaches to traditional water infrastructure that are better able to mitigate the risks associated with more frequent extreme weather and provide opportunities for the engineering profession to enhance its value within the water sector.

Lunch noon to 12:40 p.m.
Presentation 12:40 to 1:30
Q&A 1:30 to 2 p.m.

About the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy

The Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (OCEPP), the first institute of its kind in Canada, is committed to encouraging Ontario's more than 80,000 professional engineers and engineering interns to become more involved in public policy formation and review. The centre focuses on a range of areas including engineering licensure and regulation, infrastructure, energy, transportation and healthy communities. OCEPP was founded by Professional Engineers Ontario in June 2008.

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