This project was undertaken with support from the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan and Engineers Canada). To meet the climate change challenge, Engineers Canada and its partners have established the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) involving all three levels of government and nongovernmental organizations.
The City of Greater Sudbury was selected as a case study in the roads and associated structures category. Dennis Consultants and Hydro-Com Technologies, divisions of R.V. Anderson Associates, conducted the case study. The consultants used the Engineering Protocol for Climate Change Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment and various information sources (including City of Sudbury personnel, climate models and a stakeholders workshop).