Resources – Water
Adapting to Climate Change through Source Water Protection: Case Studies from Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada
This article explores the extent to which climate change has been considered in recent source water protection planning community exercises. In addition, this article describes how source water protection planning has the potential to enhance community adaptation strategies to reduce the impacts of climate change on source water and drinking water systems. Results are based on six case studies from Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Adaptive Policy Analysis of Saskatchewan's 25-Year Water Security Plan
This paper presents the findings from a pilot analysis using the ADAPtool for seven goals of Saskatchewan’s 25-year Water Security Plan. The analysis identified 198 adaptation actions within the plan and identified 65 actions supported by existing policies within the plan.
Climate Change Adaptation: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Adaptation Options in Water Use
This decision-support tool bridges engineering and planning by creating scenario models across three levels of drainage site, development and watershed. The tool can help users improve urban stream health through rainwater runoff source control evaluation.
Water Balance Model Online
The Water Balance Model Online is a scenario-comparison and decision-support tool. It operationalizes the Water Balance Methodology that is the technical foundation for Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia, released in 2002. The Water Balance Model Online enables the user to evaluate and establish performance targets for rainwater capture and runoff control.
Vulnerabilities & Adaptations to Extreme Climatic Variability: North Saskatchewan River Watershed
The objective of this watershed assessment study is to study the socioeconomic vulnerabilities and adaptation to drought and excessive moisture events within the North Saskatchewan River Watershed. Agricultural production is the primary driver of the economy in the region and has a direct connection with climatic events, which makes it the main focus of concern within this report.
Vulnerabilities & Adaptations to Extreme Climate Variability: Old Wives Lake Watershed
The objective of this watershed assessment study was to gain insight into the socioeconomic vulnerabilities and adaptation to drought and excessive moisture events within the Old Wives Lake Watershed. Agriculture is the primary driver of the economy in the region and has a direct connection with climatic events, which makes it the main focus of concern within this report.
Vulnerability of Calgary’s Potable Water Collection, Treatment and Distribution System
This project assesses the potential vulnerability of its water supply infrastructure to climate change. The scope of the vulnerability risk assessment addresses the entire water supply infrastructure within the City of Calgary boundaries that is owned and operated by the city, including the current design, construction, operation and management of the infrastructure.
Rethinking our Water Ways: A Guide to Water and Watershed Planning for BC Communities in the Face of Climate Change and Other Challenges
This guide was developed for local governments and community stakeholders in B.C., with lessons learned transferable to other regions. It describes water and watershed planning, including the integration of climate change considerations in managing water supply and demand, as well as stormwater management.
City of Portage la Prairie Water Resources Infrastructure Assessment
The City of Portage la Prairie’s waterworks system and 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.