AMEC selected by the Government of Alberta to provide flood mitigation expertise


Calgary (01 October 2013) "- AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded a flood mitigation contract by the Government of Alberta as part of the efforts to reduce the impact of future floods in the region.

AMEC is one of two engineering firms selected by the Government of Alberta to examine flood risk reduction measures. The value of the contract has not been announced.

Working in partnership with communities and Albertans, AMEC will assess several flood reduction project options, assess the overall impacts of each and submit findings on reducing the impact of future floods. The scope of work will include looking at the feasibility of proposed flood reduction projects and the impacts on the overall watershed including: risk reduction structure types and locations; area accessibility; impacts on property values; relocation of utilities; environmental impacts; and community preferences.

Public involvement and consultation will play a vital role throughout the process and the Government of Alberta will use the findings to help shape future flood mitigation policy.

"We are delighted that the Government of Alberta has chosen us to be one of their strategic partners to provide flood mitigation expertise," said Brian Ross, Executive Vice President, Western Canada for AMEC's Environment & Infrastructure business. "With some 2,300 AMEC employees and 18 offices in the region, we look forward to working with the Government of Alberta to help protect the communities in which we live and work."

"We know it is impossible to prevent floods from happening; however there's a lot we can do to lessen the impact these events have on Alberta's communities. This is a next step in our ongoing work to find the best ways to protect Albertans when flood waters threaten our homes in the future," said Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

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