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A collection of successful PIEVC assessments from across various regions, infrastructure types and scopes. Click on the titles for further details on these projects.

Altona Climate Resilience Assessment of Existing and Proposed Drainage Infrastructure

report cover tags: Stormwater

A climate change resilience assessment was undertaken for existing and proposed drainage infrastructure components in a commercial and residential area of the Town of Altona, Manitoba. The assessment was conducted using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol of Engineers Canada and in accordance with Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens General Guidance, version 1.1. The climate change resilience assessment concluded that Altona’s existing drainage infrastructure system is currently vulnerable to... click to learn more

Manitoba September 10th, 2019

Climate Change Impacts on the Housing Infrastructure at Oneida Nation of the Thames

 oneida pievc cover tags: First Nations Infrastructure

The Oneida Nation of the Thames is an Iroquois community in southern Ontario, home to 2,159 residents and with a total membership of 6,108. This report presents the results of a climate risk assessment of the housing infrastructure in the community. It provides a starting point for identifying specific assets and infrastructure that present the greatest risks in terms of service to the community, This result helps identify the assets that deserve a detailed analysis to ensure they can continue to effectively and safely serving the Oneida Nation of the Thames in the coming decades.

Ontario July 24, 2018

Climate Change Impacts on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure at Moose Factory

 moose-factory-cover tags: First Nations Infrastructure

Moose Factory is a community on Moose Factory Island at the southern end of James Bay. A reserve belonging to the Moose Cree First Nation and with a population of 1,451 makes up the northern two-thirds of the island, while the Unorganized Cochrane District, with a population of 1,007, makes up the southern third of the island. This report presents the results of a climate risk assessment of Moose Factory’s water and wastewater infrastructure. It establishes a risk profile for the identified infrastructure, and provides recommendations regarding mitigating the risks with the highest... click to learn more

Ontario July 24, 2018

PIEVC Assessment of Three City Parks: City of Mississauga

cover of report PIEVC Assessment of Three City Parks: City of Mississauga tags: Recreational lands and nature-based infrastructure

Risk Sciences International led the parks assessment of the overall City of Mississauga Climate Change Action Plan. Using the PIEVC Protocol, a climate change and severe weather risk assessment was conducted on all human-made and natural infrastructure within each of three City-selected parks. The assessment process and documentation yield a characterization and overview of the potential risks for other City park assets.

This study represents the first explicit application of the PIEVC Protocol to a city’s park assets in Canada, which presents both new challenges and opportunities... click to learn more

Ontario July 4, 2018

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Report

report cover - nrgh-climate-change-vulnerability-assessment tags: Buildings

A climate change vulnerability assessment was conducted by the Vancouver Island Health Authority for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) using the PIEVC protocol. The work consisted of identifying the potentially vulnerable infrastructure systems, determining possible climate change induced effects on relevant climatic parameters, and developing a risk rating for each possible interaction. For each of the medium and high-risk interactions, recommendations for climate adaptation were provided. Systems that are due for short- to medium-term replacement were prioritized to avoid lost... click to learn more

British Columbia June 15, 2018

Climate Change Impacts on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure at Akwesasne

Cover - Climate Change Impacts on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure at Akwesasne tags: First Nations Infrastructure, Wastewater

Akwesasne is a First Nations community of approximately 12,300 people (2016) distributed over an area of 11,720 acres and governed by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA). The community comprises three districts: Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island, Ontario), Kana:takon (St. Regis, Quebec) and Tsi Snaihne (Snye, Quebec). The objectives of this PIEVC assessment were 1) to evaluate the vulnerability to climate changes of the water and wastewater infrastructure of the MCA, and provide recommendations on possible adaptation measures to mitigate risks identified; and 2) Use the application of the... click to learn more

Ontario June 21, 2017

Cambridge Bay Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

tags: Airport Infrastructure

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) was commissioned by Transport Canada (TC) in partnership with the Government of Nunavut Territories and with Engineers Canada to apply the vulnerability assessment protocol to the Cambridge Bay Airport.

The airport is located on Victoria Island, Nunavut, approximately 2.6 km west of the hamlet of Cambridge Bay, and is owned by the Government of Nunavut. It was constructed in the 1950s and is the only airport in Canada where jet aircraft land on a gravel runway.

The initial assessment looked at a 30 year projected trends for the Cambridge Bay region... click to learn more

Nunavut May 2016

Churchill Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

churchill Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment cover tags: Airport Infrastructure

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) was retained by Transport Canada (TC) to carry out an assessment of northern airports and their vulnerability to climate change.

The climate change vulnerability assessment was carried out for the Churchill Airport located in the continuous permafrost zone of northern Manitoba, Canada.

The assessment looked at a 30 year projected trends for the Churchill region, which are based on information from historic climate data and climate models.

Manitoba May 2016

Inuvik Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Inuvik Airport Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Report cover tags: Airport Infrastructure

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) was retained by Transport Canada (TC) to carry out an assessment of northern airports and their vulnerability to climate change.

As part of this work a climate change vulnerability assessment was carried out for Inuvik’s Mike Zubko Airport located in the continuous permafrost zone of the Northwest Territories in Canada.

The assessment looked at a 30-year projected trends for the Inuvik region, which are based on historic climate data and climate projections using climate models.

Northwest Territories May 2016

Graham Creek Stormwater Infrastructure PIEVC Study

Graham Creek Stormwater Infrastructure PIEVC Study tags: Stormwater

Meetings with City of Ottawa staff from various departments were held on June 20 and 21, 2016 to present the PIEVC process and discuss potential candidate infrastructure for the study. The stormwater management infrastructure at Graham Creek was selected for the study by the City of Ottawa.

The Graham Creek Storm Infrastructure (GCSI) consists of a series of stormwater structures along the old alignment of Graham Creek starting at West Hunt Club Road and discharging into the Ottawa River north of Carling Avenue. The open channel sections of the creek meander through various... click to learn more

Ontario May 17, 2017

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