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Infrastructure Climate Risk Assessment Backgrounder

A backgrounder on the development of the PIEVC Engineering Protocol and the progress from its beginnings in August 2005 (PDF)

protocol processPIEVC Engineering Protocol

The protocol is a five step process to analyze the engineering vulnerability of an individual infrastructure e.g. a building or an infrastructure system e.g. a potable water treatment and supply system to current and future climate parameters such as extreme heat or extreme rainfall. It is not a spatial risk assessment tool to identify areas of high, medium or low risk. If this is your application use other tools, not this one.

Effective March 30, 2020, ownership and control of the PIEVC Program, including the Protocol has been transferred to a partnership consisting of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), the Climate Risk Institute (CRI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Please direct all future inquiries regarding the PIEVC Protocol and associated programs to

Fact Sheet

Climate Change: A Public Concern (PDF)

Training Workshops

First National Engineering Assessment Report

Adapting to Climate Change - Canada's First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment  of Public Infrastructure - April 2008 (PDF 3.3MB)