Guidebook for Agricultural Flood Preparedness and Mitigation Planning in Delta


Upland Agricultural Consulting worked alongside the Sustainability Solutions Group to develop guidebook for the Delta Farmers Institute and the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative. The guidebook is intended to help Delta farmers reduce the impacts of floods on their farms through changes to drainage, diking, soils, livestock handling, and crop production. The guidebook uses a step‐by‐step process to help:

a) Increase understanding of flood hazards and mitigation strategies;

b) Create farm level flood preparedness plans and adaptation strategies for each participating farmer; and,

c) Identify key barriers to implementing flood preparedness actions at the farm level.

The guidebook provides a seven step process that identifies farm characteristics, explores previous flooding events, imagines future flooding events and the potential impacts of those events, prioritises strategies to reduce impacts and identifies ways to implement flood preparedness strategies.

Link to the Corporation of Delta's Agricultural Adaptation project page