Flood Advisory Programme
The June 2013 Flooding
On January 27, 2014, Alberta Culture and Tourism announced that it will be providing funding to the Archives Society of Alberta to assist with the proper care of archival collections impacted by the 2013 floods in Alberta. This funding is part of a $6 million commitment by the Government of Alberta to help flood-impacted museums and archives. The Archives Society of Alberta will be distributing this funding through the Flood Advisory Programme.
The Flood Advisory Programme
The ASA is hiring teams of archivists and conservators to assess and help restore flood impacted sites as well as to assess and prepare archives for future emergencies and disasters. The work commenced Fall 2014. In order to qualify for an assessment, an archives must be an ASA institutional member.
For information on Institutional membership information, click here.
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources for Archives
In this section the Flood Advisory Programme will be providing information on disaster preparedness and preventative care. Provided information on the left side navigation menu will include how-to videos on disaster recovery techniques, lists of resources; guides on staff training scenarios, proper housing, digitization, and much more. Keep checking back, as we will continue to update the site with new resources!
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The Flood Advisory Programme is possible thanks to funding from the Government of Alberta.