About the MFGA Aquanty Project
Drought and dry field conditions in the Assiniboine River Basin are foremost on everyone's mind this year. In previous years, flood events in the Assiniboine River Basin have resulted in significant crop losses, property and infrastructure damage, leading to unprecedented Agri-Recovery claims above and beyond crop insurance. This project seeks to develop new risk management tools to reduce the impact of extreme flood or drought events for the agricultural industry within the Basin by identifying preventative measures, implementing risk prevention and mitigation activities, all with the intention of lessening the need for government disaster programming in response to such events.
To help inform key audiences about the MFGA Aquanty model's core abilities and vast potential to increase the resiliency of our communities, MFGA has worked with the Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District's AAFC AgriRisk project, as well as ISM Canada (an IBM company) and Aquanty to provide stakeholders and producers the opportunity to access MFGA Aquanty model outputs via the project's GIS-based portal dashboard. While the greatest benefit of the model is as a decision-support tool across greater aggregate land bases, interested stakeholders, producers, governments and organizations can learn more about this extremely unique and powerful HydroGeoSphere model when it comes scenarios and decision-making around water movement, soil, climate, systems, risk mitigation and resiliency of land and communities in the Assiniboine River Basin.
MFGA Aquanty Project Publications
The MFGA Aquanty Project Grasslander magazine is our personal invite and outreach for you to learn more about this exciting model and to motivate your thoughts and actions to incorporate, challenge and embrace this cutting-edge model in creative ways and visionary scenarios that will benefit the entire Assiniboine River Basin.
Below is a listing of scientific publications regarding the Aquanty project and the HGS model.
Xu, X., Frey, S.K., Boluwade, A., Erler, A.R., Khader, O., Lapen, D.R. and Sudicky, E. (2019) Evaluation of variability among different precipitation products in the Northern Great Plains. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 24, 100608.
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