West Van flooding could be sign of worse to come

Yahoo News published a CBC News story about the recent West Vancouver flooding and interviewed Hans Schreier, UBC professor emeritus of land and water systems.

“Two years ago we had a similar type of problem in North Vancouver, and if you look at all the climate modelling, we’re going to have more extreme events,” he said.

Schreier said governments need to let river systems exist more naturally with larger buffers around them and embrace wetlands in urban environments.