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Infrastructure Climate Risk Assessment Backgrounder

A backgrounder on the development of the PIEVC Engineering Protocol and the progress from its beginnings in August 2005 (PDF)

protocol processPIEVC Engineering Protocol

The protocol is a five step process to analyze the engineering vulnerability of an individual infrastructure e.g. a building or an infrastructure system e.g. a potable water treatment and supply system to current and future climate parameters such as extreme heat or extreme rainfall. It is not a spatial risk assessment tool to identify areas of high, medium or low risk. If this is your application use other tools, not this one.

The Protocol is available at no financial charge through a Non-Disclosure and Release Agreement with Engineers Canada. Contact David Lapp at to obtain the agreement. It prohibits distributing electronic or hard copies of the Protocol in whole or in part to Third Parties. There is information needed to complete the agreement before it is submitted to Engineers Canada.

Questions concerning the Protocol, the licensing agreement or non-disclosure agreements may be directed to:

Mr. David Lapp, FCAE, FEC, P.Eng., IRP
Manager, Globalization and Sustainable Development
Engineers Canada

Fact Sheet

Climate Change: A Public Concern (PDF)

Training Workshops

First National Engineering Assessment Report

Adapting to Climate Change - Canada's First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment  of Public Infrastructure - April 2008 (PDF 3.3MB)