ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Funded by The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) this workshop provides two full days of presentations, includes full meals and a networking dinner on the first day.
To provide a program link between agencies responsible for flood forecasting and warning, emergency management, flow measurement and data collection, and partners, to address policy and implementation needs and issues, and to facilitate training as needed.
1. To promote and to provide input and direction to flood forecasting/warning and related programs.
2. To represent the program’s partners, to review and recommend on matters of policy, standards, agreements, criteria, funding, training requirements, and other components of the Provincial flood forecasting and warning program.
3. To facilitate discussion and dissemination of matters related to flood forecasting and warning which may include technological advancements, current challenges, training/education, and other relevant topics.
4. To promote The Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning Implementation Guidelines for Conservation Authorities and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry including standard messaging and communications.
ABOUT THE COMMITTEE
The PFFW committee combine efforts to create a meaningful workshop. Membership is organised as follows:
- 5 from Conservation Authorities (CA) who represent Conservation Ontario and/or CA geographical areas
- 2 from Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada (both the science and operational interests may need to be represented which may require a maximum of two people depending on meeting agendas)
- 1 from Water Survey Canada
- 7 from The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) representing: Integration Branch, the MNRF CA program, MNRF Regions, Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services, Policy Division
- 1 from Parks Canada, Ontario Waterways
- 1 from Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
- 1 from Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management Ontario (EMO)