The Truro Flood Risk Study was commissioned by the Joint Flood Advisory Committee, or JFAC, comprised of the County of Colchester, the Town of Truro and Millbrook First Nation. The goals of the study included:
- protection against climate change;
- resilience, including safety and sustainability;
As the most comprehensive flood study ever undertaken in Atlantic Canada, the Committee and CBCL Limited's Water Resources group's goals were to find flood protection solutions where decades - perhaps centuries - of studies had not been able to resolve the complex mechanics underlying flooding risks in Truro.