Resources – Infrastructure
Combatting Canada’s Rising Flood Costs: Natural infrastructure is an underutilized option
This report highlights growing flood risks and costs to communities in Canada due to climate change and promotes natural infrastructure as a cost-effective approach to mitigate flood risk. It summarizes this approach as: (i) retain what you have, (ii) restore what you’ve lost and (iii) build what you must.
Climate Lens: General Guidance
This document outlines the purpose and scope of the Climate Lens assessment process, including how to conduct the greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change resilience assessment components and how to submit completed assessments to Infrastructure Canada.
National Guideline: Principles of Climate Adaptation and Mitigation for Engineers
This national guideline sets out general concepts and principles to inform engineering professionals on why adaptation to, and mitigation of, climate change is relevant. The guideline consists of eleven 11 principles for engineers to initiate climate actions that support the sustainability and resiliency of engineered systems, particularly for civil infrastructure and buildings.
City of Edmonton Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the Quesnell Bridge
The Quesnell Bridge in Edmonton was selected as a case study in the roads and associated structures category of the First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment. It uses the PIEVC Protocol for Climate Change Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment and various information sources from the City of Edmonton personnel, historical weather events and climate-model projections
City of Portage la Prairie - Water Resources Infrastructure Assessment
The City of Portage la Prairie’s waterworks system and the drinking water treatment plant served as a case study to apply PIEVC’s Process and Engineering Protocol to water resources infrastructure. Using regional climate information and scenarios developed by OURANOS (historic incident data compiled by the City of Portage La Prairie were also used), a step-by-step vulnerability assessment based on PIEVC’s protocol was conducted.