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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.

Assessment of Town of Welland’s Stormwater and Wastewater Collection and Treatment System

Assessment of Town of Welland’s Stormwater and Wastewater Collection and Treatment System cover tags: Stormwater, Water Resources

The present study, which includes both an application of the PIEVC climate change vulnerability assessment protocol and an update of the City of Welland’s vintage Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) rainfall data, is a co-operative initiative between the City of Welland, Region of Niagara, PIEVC and the Ontario Ministry of Environment. Members of the PIEVC Climate Change Vulnerability Risk Assessment for Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Infrastructure Steering Committee include the organizations named above plus WaterSmart Niagara, Engineers Canada, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities... click to learn more

Ontario February 2012

Assessment of 285 Shuter Street Apartment Tower

Assessment of 285 Shuter Street Apartment Tower cover tags: Buildings

This report is a Case Study of the climate change vulnerability of a residential high-rise apartment tower at 285 Shuter Street owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and occupied by residential tenants. The building is a 16-storey apartment building constructed in 1964 and part of the TCHC portfolio of social housing, which includes more than 2215 buildings including high, mid and low-rise apartments, townhouses and houses. It is part of a three-tower complex currently within the Toronto Tower renewal program. The building has benefited from recently completed assessments... click to learn more

Ontario September 2012

Assessment of Toronto Hydro Electrical Supply and Delivery Infrastructure

Assessment of Toronto Hydro Electrical Supply and Delivery Infrastructure cover tags: Electrical Distribution, Electrical Transmission

Key stakeholders in the City of Toronto such as the WeatherWise Partnership have recognized the importance of the electrical sector and its vulnerability to a changing climate, and targeted it in 2011 as a priority area for further investigation. As part of this endeavour, Engineers Canada engaged the Clean Air Partnership to work with Toronto Hydro-Electrical System Limited (THESL) in order to demonstrate the applicability of the Protocol on Toronto Hydro owned electrical distribution infrastructure in the City of Toronto. THESL is Canda's largest municipal electrical distribution utility... click to learn more

Ontario September 2012

Assessment of Toronto Pearson Airport Infrastructure

Assessment of Toronto Pearson Airport Infrastructure report cover tags: Airport Infrastructure

The GTAA decided to undertake an engineering vulnerability assessment of infrastructure in the context of both the existing climate and future climate change using the PIEVC Protocol. The Protocol is a step-by-step process to conduct an engineering vulnerability asessment on infrastructure due to climate change.

Potential issues and concerns arising from changing climate:

  • Airport infrastructure is considered vulnerable to the types of weather related stresses that will be exacerbated by climate change;
  • Climate change could threaten airport infrastructure;
  • ... click to learn more
Ontario August 2014

Assessment of Highway Infrastructure – City of Miramichi

Assessment of Highway Infrastructure – City of Miramichi report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

Miramichi. like most Canadian communities, is being impacted by a changing climate. Increases in both temperature and precipitation are resulting in sea-level rise, coastal erosion and increased intensity and frequency of storm-surge events. Miramichi, which is in a tidal zone, is presently experiencing flooding during extreme precipitation events. The resulting climate change related impacts are having significant negative economic and socio-economic impacts on Miramichi. In May 2012. the Province of New Brunswick, through the Enviromnental Trust Fund (ETF), awarded Miramichi funding to... click to learn more

New Brunswick March 2013

Unama'ki Water and Wastewater Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation

tags: Potable Water, Stormwater, Wastewater

Assessment summary coming soon.

Nova Scotia

Study of the potable water system and source water for the City of Trois Rivieres

Study of the potable water system and source water for the City of Trois Rivieres cover tags: Potable Water

Le présent mandat fait partie d’une entente entre la Ville de Trois-Rivières, propriétaire et exploitante de ce réseau, et l’organisme Ouranos, qui pilote le projet.

L’objectif de l’étude consistera donc à déterminer la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques du système d’approvisionnement et de distribution en eau potable de la Ville de Trois-Rivières (usine de traitement, puits et prise d’eau, réseau d’aqueduc), pour améliorer la conception et l’opération des ouvrages dans le cadre de la gestion en cas d’événements climatiques soudains ou prolongés. L’analyse touchera la demande... click to learn more

Quebec April 2013

Assessment of the Union Water Supply System

Assessment of the Union Water Supply System report cover tags: Potable Water

The Union Water Supply System (UWSS) is a municipal water supply system that is jointly owned by the Ontario municipalities of Leamington, Kingsville, Essex and Lakeshore. The UWSS is governed by a joint board of management that consists of board members from each of the four owner municipalities. Day to day administration of the system is led by the UWSS General Manager. The system is operated under contract by the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA). Treated water from UWSS is supplied to the four owner municipalities for local distribution to residents and businesses. The following maps... click to learn more

Ontario May 2013

City of Nelson Stormwater Management System

City of Nelson Stormwater Management System Assessment cover tags: Stormwater

The City of Nelson recognizes the importance of preparing for the potential impacts of future climate change, specifically relating to the effects of flooding and extreme rainfall events. As a participant in CBT's Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative (CACCI), the City identified the possibility of vulnerabilities in their stormwater infrastructure and engaged focus to further assess the system using the Engineers Canada Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol. This Protocol provides the framework to enable public service decision makers to... click to learn more

British Columbia February 2014

Risk Assessment of Key Buildings and Infrastructure in Ross River, Yukon, Related to Permafrost

tags: Buildings

Assessment information available soon.

Yukon

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