How do I access the PIEVC Protocol?

Please contact pievc@iclr.org to access a copy of the PIEVC Protocol and supporting documents. You will be asked to complete an NDRA before being provided access to the PIEVC Protocol and supporting documents.


Why are users asked to complete a Non-Disclosure and Release Agreement?

Users will be asked to complete the Non-Disclosure and Release Agreement (NDRA). Versions of the NDRA reflect the purpose and intent of the Protocol application. NDRAs include:

  • Project NDRA: Provided where the Protocol is to be used for a project concerning assessment of infrastructure vulnerability.
  • Educational NDRA: Provided where the protocol is to be used for an educational application (e.g., development of workshops, presentations, etc.) or where a copy of the protocol is requested for review purposes.

Please note that there is no charge for use of the PIEVC Protocol for any public infrastructure vulnerability assessment in Canada.

The primary purposes of the NDRA is to:

  • Ensure that the PIEVC Program is able to track and understand use of the Protocol.
  • Protect the integrity of the PIEVC Protocol process.
  • Ensure public availability of PIEVC Protocol assessment reports, to the extent possible.


Is there a charge for use of the PIEVC Protocol?

The PIEVC Protocol is freely available – at no charge – for any application concerning public infrastructure in Canada.


Why are users asked to submit final PIEVC Protocol assessment reports?

PIEVC Protocol users will be requested to submit a final PIEVC Protocol Assessment Report that can be placed on the public PIEVC.ca website for public access.

The primary public good of the PIEVC Program is publication of final PIEVC Protocol assessment reports whenever possible. Users are granted free access to the Protocol to facilitate its use, and to ensure that valuable information concerning methods, data, and approaches to climate change vulnerability assessments remain in the public arena, all project users are requested to submit a publishable, final report.


How is confidential information in reports handled when reports are published?

It is understood that many applications of the PIEVC Protocol will result in production of confidential information. There is no obligation of PIEVC Protocol users to provide a report for the purposes of publication on the PIEVC.ca website that contains confidential information.

Where confidential information may be generated through application of the PIEVC Protocol, users are asked to contact pievc@iclr.org and discuss potential for development of “non-confidential” summary reports that may be placed on the PIEVC.ca website.


Is training available for the PIEVC Protocol?

Training concerning the PIEVC Protocol is available through the Climate Risk Institute. Please contact erik.sparling@climateriskinstitute.ca for more information.


How can I get involved?

The PIEVC Program Alliance is continually working to improve the PIEVC Protocol and technical, administrative and educational offerings of the PIEVC Program.

To support this work, the PIEVC Program Alliance is working to develop Communities of Practice to help engage PIEVC Protocol users and to provide a forum for users to learn from each other.

If you are interested in participating in a PIEVC Protocol Community of Practice, please contact pievc@iclr.org.