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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Flooding - Gatineau is thinking ahead

Gatineau, November 15, 2019 – The City of Gatineau wants to hear from residents who have been directly affected by flooding. The City wishes to hear their recommendations and gather their suggestions on how to mitigate flood risks. Four consultations with affected residents have been scheduled.

In parallel, the City has set up an advisory committee of well-known experts to guide its decisions with regard to flooding. The mandate of this committee is to advise the City on municipal planning and protective measures in flood-risk areas.


Quick facts

Four consultative sessions by invitation only are scheduled with residents directly affected by flooding:
- Aylmer sector: November 25, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Centre communautaire Ernest-Lattion, 30, rue Court;
- Masson-Angers sector: November 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Centre de services de Masson-Angers, 57, chemin de Montréal Est;
- Gatineau sector:
For residents in the rue Hurtubise district: December 3, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Polyvalente Le Carrefour, 50, chemin de la Savane;
For residents in the Vieux-Gatineau, Pointe-Gatineau and rue Cartier districts: December 4, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Polyvalente Le Carrefour, 50, chemin de la Savane.
The affected residents will be invited by letter and will be able to take part in the consultative process in two ways:
- by participating in the consultation scheduled for their district;
- by forwarding their suggestions no later than December 15 to: verificationzis@gatineau.ca
The submitted suggestions will be reviewed and then forwarded as recommendations to the advisory committee.
The mandate of the advisory committee is to make recommendations to the City on:
- an updated map of risks associated with flooding and the vulnerability of physical elements exposed to these risks, according to the terms of the mandate to create an up-to-date map;
- measures to reduce the flood-risk exposure of people, buildings, infrastructure and equipment;
- the execution of public works and other protective measures;
- the evaluation criteria for protective measures.
The membership of the advisory committee on municipal planning and protective measures in flood-risk areas is composed of the following experts:
- René Villemure, ethicist, President of Ethikos and a leading international thinker on ethics. Mr. Villemure will serve as committee chair;
- Mario Gauthier
, Full Professor of Urban Studies, Department of Social Sciences, Université du Québec en Outaouais;
- Michel Leclerc, P. Eng., Executive Hydrologist, Regional County Municipality of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Honorary Associate Professor, Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique;
- Audrey Maheu, Professor of Ecohydrology, Department of Natural Sciences, Université du Québec en Outaouais, and Researcher, Institut des Sciences de la Forêt Tempérée;
- Alain Mailhot, Professor of Urban Hydrology, Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique;
- Alain N. Rousseau, Researcher in Hydrology and Integrated Watershed Management, Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique.
The City will award a contract to formulate various possible protective measures for specific sections of the region's rivers. The results will be submitted to the committee as input for its subsequent recommendations to the City.
The City is actively participating in discussing and implementing future flood-mitigation measures in Quebec. For example, Gatineau currently sits on the municipal committee set up by the Government of Quebec last June under its action plan on flood-mitigation land-use planning (only in French).
Under a mandate from the Quebec government, the City is also updating the map of flood-risk areas in the Outaouais. This should be completed in spring 2020.


Citation

“Gatineau is a resilient and proactive city when it comes to flooding. Thinking ahead is one of several essential steps to better protect citizens. Residents who have been directly affected by flooding are key to our thinking, and the City wants to hear their recommended solutions in order to guide our future actions.” indicated Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin.


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Associated documents

Technical qualifications – members, advisory committee on flooding (in French)

Government of Quebec - Action plan on flood-mitigation land-use planning


Associated links

Webpage– Important notices, alerts and emergencies

Webpage – Flooding – Thinking ahead

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Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
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Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau
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boileau.jean@gatineau.ca
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Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 285 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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