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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.

Climate resilience assessment: wastewater treatment plant, conveyance upgrades, outfall upgrades & residuals handling facility, District of Tofino

tags: Wastewater
British Columbia May 24, 2019

Climate resilience assessment: Town of Faro water, sewer and road upgrades – phases 2 & 3

tags: Roads and Associated Structures, Stormwater, Wastewater
Yukon June 07, 2019

Xwu’nekw Park Sea Dike Climate Lens Resilience Assessment

tags: Coastal Structures

The District of Squamish was awarded a $4 million grant under Infrastructure Canada’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to design and construct a new section of sea dike at Xwu’nekw Park in downtown Squamish. In accordance with the requirements of the grant funding, the District retained Kerr Wood Leidal Associates to complete a Climate Lens Resilience Assessment and used the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol to do so. The assessment considered how climate change may affect the project during construction and over the course of the dike... click to learn more

British Columbia December 2019

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment of PortsToronto Assets

tags: Airport Infrastructure

A climate change risk assessment of PortsToronto’s infrastructure assets, including the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and the Outer Harbour Marina, using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol. Overall, the assessment found that PortsToronto’s assets are resilient to the current and projected climate that will be experienced in the Toronto area and that PortsToronto is already undertaking actions in response to climate change and extreme weather. The report offers recommendations to improve the resiliency of PortsToronto’s assets further. 

Ontario May 2019

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 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

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

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

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

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

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