Future Floods in Calgary?

The City of Calgary and many surrounding communities have recently experienced severe flooding, and there are several questions that engineers need to ask as the clean up is underway: how big was the flood, how frequently can we expect a flood that big, is this because of climate change, how likely is it that we […]

How Large was the Flood in Calgary?

The City of Calgary and many surrounding communities experienced severe flooding in June 2013, and amidst the fears, doubts and relief experienced post-flood there are several questions that decision-makers and engineers need to ask as the clean up is underway: exactly how big was the flood, how frequently can we expect a flood that big, […]

Carbon Capture & Storage Viability Questioned

Now why doesn’t this surprise me? The document from Houston University claims that governments wanting to use Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) have overestimated its value and says it would take a reservoir the size of a small US state to hold the CO2 produced by one power station. Previous modelling has hugely underestimated the […]

BSC2009 – Radiant City – the Movie

Cover of Radiant City Movie night at the Building Sustainable Communities Conference kicked off with the film “Radiant City”, a comical documentary about the suburbs – using Calgary as a great example of the sprawling subdivisions landlocked by freeways, fences and sound attenuation barriers. A surprise for me in this movie was the use of […]