First Nations Infrastructure

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

First Nations Infrastructure

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

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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 … Read more

First Nations Infrastructure

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