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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. Attachments Report- Altona Climate Resilience Assessment (Final Sept 10 2019) (3 MB)

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CLIMATE RESILIENCE ASSESSMENT: WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, CONVEYANCE UPGRADES, OUTFALL UPGRADES & RESIDUALS HANDLING FACILITY, DISTRICT OF TOFINO

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The District of Tofino is undertaking significant upgrades to their wastewater infrastructure and commissioned WSP to conduct a Climate Lens Assessment for the Project which includes the construction of wastewater treatment plant, conveyance upgrades, outfall upgrades and a residuals handling facility. The Climate Lens Assessment consists of two parts, a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Mitigation Assessment and a Climate Resilience Assessment. This report provides the Climate Resilience Assessment for the Project. Attachments Climate resilience assessment wastewater treatment plant- conveyance upgrades-outfall upgrades … 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

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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; … Read more

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ÉVALUATION DE LA VILLE DE TROIS-RIVIÈRES DU RÉSEAU DE COLLECTE DES EAUX PLUVIALES

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(Available in French only) Le changement climatique expose les infrastructures canadiennes à des conditions pour lesquelles elles n’ont pas été conçues à l’origine. Cela peut réduire leur durée de vie utile et entraîner des pertes économiques, des perturbations dans la vie et les habitudes quotidiennes des Canadiens, en plus d’augmenter les risques pour la santé et la sécurité publiques, sans oublier l’environnement. Les ingénieurs se fient traditionnellement aux données historiques pour concevoir des infrastructures durables, sécuritaires et fiables mais il … Read more

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DISTRICT OF SHELBURNE NEW SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT

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This case study is unique in that the PIEVC Protocol has been applied at the pre-design stage of the project, rather than conducting the assessment after the infrastructure has been constructed. It has also been applied in this instance to a small wastewater treatment plant in a rural community, with a view to learn about the scalability of the Protocol and to develop recommendations for how it can best be used to assess other infrastructure of a similar scale. The … Read more

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METRO VANCOUVER FRASER SEWERAGE AREA INFRASTRUCTURE

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In 2008, Metro Vancouver and Engineers Canada cooperated in the Vancouver Sewerage Area (VSA) vulnerability assessment. The VSA study was one of seven original pilot study applications of an assessment protocol developed by Engineers Canada for use with all types of infrastructure across Canada. That study focused on an area that is largely combined (i.e. sanitary sewage and stormwater conveyed in the same pipe) and currently undergoing significant change through an ongoing program of sewer separation (i.e. separating stormwater and … Read more

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VANCOUVER SEWERAGE AREA (VSA) VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

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Metro Vancouver and PIEVC cooperated in the jointly-funded Vancouver Sewerage Area (VSA) vulnerability assessment. The vulnerability assessment included all Metro Vancouver infrastructure and operations within the VSA. The catchment encompassed the City of Vancouver, University of British Columbia (UBC) campus, UBC Endowment Lands, part of the City of Burnaby and part of the City of Richmond. The VSA is approximately 13,000 hectares. Attachments Vancouver Sewerage Area (VSA) Vulnerability Assessment – Presentation (3 MB)Vancouver Sewerage Area (VSA) Vulnerability Assessment – Executive … Read more