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B.C. flood watch: SFU experts available

June 17, 2022

British Columbia is on high alert heading into this weekend with numerous flood watches, warnings and high streamflow advisories in place throughout the province. Simon Fraser University experts are available to talk about the risk of flooding and its impacts. 



ZAFAR ADEEL, professor, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering
778.688.2701 | 
Expertise: flooding and its economic impact; water security, climate change adaptation, safe drinking water, integrated water resources management


KIFFER CARD, assistant professor, health sciences |  
Expertise: measuring climate change anxiety/distress in Canada including the impact of extreme weather on mental health, social support, and community connectedness


JOHN CLAGUE, professor emeritus, earth sciences  
604.921.9904 |  
Expertise: geology, climate change, natural hazards, floods, landslides, severe storms, earthquakes, tsunamis


MAYA GISLASON, assistant professor, health sciences  
778.782.9918 | 
Expertise: climate change/public health impacts; Eco-anxiety, impact of persistent worries about natural resource disasters


STAN HETALO, PhD candidate, economics |  
Expertise: economic impacts of severe weather events including cost of damage caused by flooding


JEREMY VENDITTI, professor, environmental science and geography  
778.782.3488 |  
Expertise: impact of flooding on river bank erosion; currently researching earlier Fraser River landslide activity (in the Big Bar area)

BRENT WARD, professor, earth sciences
778.782.4229 |  
Expertise: natural hazards, landslides, floods, earthquakes; making communities more resilient to climate change/flooding; lingering impacts of major flood events


MATT KIELTYKA,  SFU Communications & Marketing 
236.880.2187 |

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