Province/ Territory Ontario

Town of Aurora Climate Change Adaptation Plan

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A changing climate has resulted in increases in temperature and extreme weather events in southern Ontario. Physical impacts from heat waves, strong winds, and flooding have been experienced in the Town of Aurora and are projected to occur more frequently and with greater intensity. As climate change continues to shift weather patterns and norms, it is important to understand how these changes may manifest in the Town of Aurora, and what the impact to the community may be. Attachments Town … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

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 … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

Distribution System Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment – Hydro Ottawa

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Over 330,000 residences and businesses in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman depend on Hydro Ottawa Limited (Hydro Ottawa) to supply continuous and reliable electrical service. In recent years, notably in 2018, Hydro Ottawa distribution infrastructure has been subjected to particularly extreme weather events that caused severe damages to their system. These events resulted in widespread outages and costly recoveries. In an effort to maintain reliable service in the coming years, Hydro Ottawa has retained Stantec Consulting … Read more

Province/ Territory: Ontario

Province/ Territory Ontario

East Riverside Flood Risk Assessment

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In recent years, the issue of flooding has increasingly become a major concern in the City of Windsor. Extreme rainfall events in 2016 and 2017 each caused significant flooding of local roads, homes, and businesses – with thousands of reports of flooding received by the City as a result of each event. In response, the Mayor initiated an 8-Point Plan in September 2017, aimed at addressing flooding problems in the City of Windsor. This plan included several measures aimed at … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

PIEVC High Level Climate Assessment on Community Flood Mitigation Project

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The City of Thunder Bay is in the process of developing a funding application for a Community Flood Mitigation Project that requires a Climate Change Resilience Assessment to support the application. To satisfy this assessment, a PIEVC High Level Screening Assessment will be completed. This assessment process meets the requirements of the funding, specifically related the Infrastructure Canada Climate Lens General Guidance requirements. The main objective of the mitigation project is to significantly upgrade the stormwater system throughout Thunder Bay … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

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 … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

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 … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

PIEVC Assessment of Three City Parks – City of Mississauga

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The City of Mississauga (i.e., “the City”) has over 480 parks within its boundaries, ranging from small neighbourhood green spaces to large, multi-hectare parks containing numerous recreational facilities capable of hosting events numbering in the thousands of attendees. To better understand the potential current and future vulnerabilities of Mississauga’s city parks to impacts from severe weather and climate change, a climate change risk assessment was conducted focusing on three Mississauga parks designated by the City for assessment in this project … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

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; … Read more