Managing Climate Impacts: A Workshop for Building Asset Professionals in Manitoba
University of Winnipeg
On January 21, 2016, representatives of different provincial government departments, academia and the private sector gathered at the University of Winnipeg to attend a workshop organized by the Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC), Managing Climate Impacts: A Workshop for Building Asset Professionals. The objectives of the session were to:
- Build awareness and capacity among key building infrastructure decision makers and stakeholders on key concepts and climate risks to infrastructure in Manitoba;
- Enhance knowledge on ways to strengthen the resiliency of buildings infrastructure through planning processes and decision support tools; and
- Discuss opportunities for furthering the resiliency of buildings infrastructure in Manitoba to a changing climate and associated stressors.
The session was intended to complement a workshop held in January 2015 that primarily focused on infrastructure and resulted in the need for more guidance and communications around vulnerabilities and anticipated future risks.