First Nations Infrastructure

Climate Change Risk Assessment Kasabonika Lake First Nation Infrastructure

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Stantec Consulting Ltd. (Stantec) was requested to complete a climate risk assessment (CRA) of the Kasabonika Lake community infrastructure using the First Nation Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit (FNIRT), developed in partnership with Ontario First Nations Technical Service Corporation (OFNTSC). The objectives of the study are to: Identify Kasabonika Lake infrastructure vulnerabilities to current and future weather events associated with the impacts of climate change. Establish a climate risk profile for the infrastructure selected by the community. Develop community-based adaption strategies and … Lire la suite

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Xwu’nekw Park Sea Dike Climate Lens Resilience Assessment

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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 … Lire la suite

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Climate Change Impacts on Yellow Quill First Nation Infrastructure Yellow Quill First Nation, Saskatchewan

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The Yellow Quill community has been susceptible to multiple episodes of flooding. Flooding in 2005 and 2006 prompted the community to complete extensive drainage improvements to mitigate further flooding (completed in 2007). In May 2018, Lori Bradford, an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan and Myron Neapetung obtained a First Nations Adapt Program grant to investigate the community’s vulnerability to more frequent flooding brought on by the effects of climate changes (Source: … Lire la suite

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON THE HOUSING INFRASTRUCTURE AT ONEIDA NATION OF THE THAMES

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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 … Lire la suite

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE AT MOOSE FACTORY

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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 … Lire la suite

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Altona Climate Resilience Assessment of Existing and Proposed Drainage Infrastructure

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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 extreme rainfall events and is also vulnerable to future climate … Lire la suite

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE AT AKWESASNE

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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; … Lire la suite