Ottawa River Flood: Human and Natural Elements, Three Videos

Ottawa River Flood: Human & Natural Elements, Part 1 // Published on May 15, 2017

Whenever a “natural disaster” occurs, like the severe flooding recently in Ontario and Quebec, there are many questions. Did it have to happen? Could humans have responded differently to reduce the damage, or did the response worsen the problem?

I examine these questions and many others by looking at the geography of the river as it flows southward from northern watersheds.

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Ottawa River Flood, Part 2 / Published on May 15, 2017

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Ottawa River Flood. Part 3 / Published on May 15, 2017


About paulbeckwith

Well known climate science educator; Part-time Geography professor (climatology, oceanography, environmental issues), University of Ottawa. Physicist. Engineer. Master's Degree in Science in Laser Optics, Bachelors of Engineering, in Engineering Physics. Won Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario gold medal. Also interested in investment and start-ups in climate solutions, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Avid chess player, and likes restoring old homes. Married with children.
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