Climate Change Impacts on Yellow Quill First Nation Infrastructure Yellow Quill First Nation, Saskatchewan

Climate Change Impacts on Yellow Quill First Nation Infrastructure Yellow Quill First Nation, Saskatchewan

The Yellow Quill community has been susceptible to multiple episodes of flooding. Flooding in 2005 and 2006
prompted the community to complete extensive drainage improvements to mitigate further flooding (completed in
2007). In May 2018, Lori Bradford, an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the
University of Saskatchewan and Myron Neapetung obtained a First Nations Adapt Program grant to investigate the
community’s vulnerability to more frequent flooding brought on by the effects of climate changes (Source:
https://indigenousclimatehub.ca/2019/08/preparing-for-the-future-how-yellow-quill-first-nation-is-using-indigenousknowledge-and-science-to-mitigate-the-risk-of-flooding/). As part of that project, Stantec Consulting Ltd. (Stantec)
was requested to complete a climate risk assessment (CRA) of the Yellow Quill community infrastructure using the
First Nation Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit (FN-IRT), developed in partnership with Ontario First Nations Technical
Service Corporation (OFNTSC). The objectives of the study are to:
• Identify Yellow Quill infrastructure vulnerabilities to current and future severe weather events associated with the
impacts of climate change.
• Establish a climate risk profile for the infrastructure selected by the community.
• Provide adaption strategies and recommendations for mitigating climate risks with the highest consequences and
impacts to the community’s infrastructure assets

Consultant :Stantec

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