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Seven years ago, flooding caused more than $1 billion in damages in Manitoba. Shown is a 2011 photo of the southern Manitoba town of Morris, which is protected by a ring dike.

Virtual reality shows real-world implications of land management on flooding

A new computer simulation tool shows how healthier soils can reduce run-off on the landscape

Virtual reality isn’t all fun and games. It’s also helping with flood mitigation. “We’ve built this tool that can characterize the risks around flooding and the influence that good management practices within the agricultural landscape can have on flood resiliency downstream,” said Steven Frey, a senior scientist at Aquanty Inc. The company, a research spinoff […] Read more