Prevention - Providing flood risk information to municipal planners and the general public to promote proper land use planning and regulation of new and existing development on flood plains, thus preventing or reducing flood risks to people from living and/or working in flood prone areas.
Protection - In order to protect against flooding, Conservation Authorities have constructed and maintained protective infrastructure such as dams and dykes or purchased lands located in hazardous areas. In the past, both the provincial and federal governments have contributed to these projects.
Emergency Preparedness and Response - It is imperative that existing flood risks are understood and that floods are forecast to the extent possible. Understanding flood risks and providing advance warnings is critical to allow municipalities to prepare and implement plans which allow quick response to emergency situations created by flooding.