Province/ Territory Ontario

ONTARIO’S ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION SECTOR – CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

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Conducted over the 2013-2015 time period, the study was overseen by the Power System Planning staff of the Ontario Power Authority, since amalgamated with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and made use of the PIEVC Protocol, an Engineers Canada-developed engineering vulnerability assessment tool. Attachments electricity_transmission_vulnerability_-_ap240_-_sept172015_presentation (764 kB)electrical-tranmission_pievc_final-report_public (2 MB)

Province/ Territory Ontario

ASSESSMENT OF TORONTO PEARSON AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

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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 assessment 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; Potential flooding … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

Union Water Supply System Climate Risk Assessment

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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 … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Case Study

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Thus, the objective of this pilot case study is to evaluate the vulnerability of selected THESL distribution infrastructure to current climate, using the Protocol, Steps 1 to 3, to structure the evaluation. The infrastructure components selected by THESL for this project are seven feeder systems from three sub-stations:  Area A Station: Three 27.6 kV feeders: A-1, A-2 and A-3;  Area B Station: Two 13.8 kV feeders: B-1; B-2;  Area C Station: Two 13.8 kV feeders: C-1; C-2. … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

ASSESSMENT OF 285 SHUTER STREET APARTMENT TOWER

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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 … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

INFRASTRUCTURE ONTARIO/MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE – THREE PUBLIC BUILDINGS

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Golder Associates, with Morrison Hershfield (the Consultants), have performred a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment study in alignment with the protocol developed by the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC), for Infrastructure Ontario (IO). This study brought together experts in building systems engineering, energy, water, climate, cultural heritage and other key disciplines, who worked with IO’s project team, facility stakeholders, Engineers Canada and Environmnet Canda, to complete this vulnerability assessment. The study focused on three buildings in IO’s portfolio, located in … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

ASSESSMENT OF TOWN OF WELLAND’S STORMWATER AND WASTEWATER COLLECTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM

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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 … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

CITY OF TORONTO STUDY OF THREE ROAD CULVERTS

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The City of Toronto owns over one hundred and fifty large culverts with diameters larger than 3 metres, and countless smaller culverts, all of which are affected in some way by changes in the climate. The collapse of the Finch Avenue culvert during the August 19, 2005 storm event highlights the importance of these pieces of infrastructure. The subsequent reconstruction of the culvert, utilities and roadway directly cost the City millions of dollars and the closure of Finch Avenue for … Read more

Province/ Territory Ontario

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of the Town of Prescott’s Sanitary Sewage System

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For this particular study, the Town of Prescott and Engineers Canada agreed to partner and co-fund an engineering vulnerability assessment of the Town of Prescott’s sanitary sewage system in the context of both the existing climate and future climate change, using the PIEVC Protocol (version 9, April 2009). The main objective of this assessment and pilot study was to identify components of the sanitary sewage system which are at increased risk of failure, damage, deterioration, reduced operational effectiveness, and/or reduced … Read more