Water Resources

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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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

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CITY OF CALGARY POTABLE WATER COLLECTION, TREATMENT AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

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The City of Calgary (The City), in cooperation with Engineers Canada, embarked on a project to assess the potential vulnerability of its water supply infrastructure to climate change. This vulnerability assessment was conducted in partnership with Engineers Canada (the business name for the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers), who has established the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) to oversee a national engineering assessment of the vulnerability of Canadian public infrastructure to changing climatic conditions. Attachments City of Calgary Potable … Read more

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TORONTO AND REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY CLAIREVILLE AND G. ROSS WATER CONTROL DAMS

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The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is one of 38 Conservation Authorities in the province of Ontario. Its area of jurisdiction includes 3,467 square kilometres; 2,506 on land and 961 water-based. The TRCA owns and operates a number of large and small dams and flood control structures. The two large dams that are the subject of this study, the G. Ross Lord dam and Claireville Dam, located in the Don River watershed and in the Humber River watershed respectively, are … Read more

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WATER RESOURCES PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR PLACENTIA, NEWFOUNDLAND

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The Town of Placentia, Newfoundland, was chosen as the focus for one of the two water – resources case studies. This case study centers on four pieces of infrastructure in the Town of Placentia, located on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula and on the east coast of Placentia Bay. The community encompasses Dunville, which forms the northwestern section of the town and is connected to downtown by a lift bridge. The Placentia area is subject to frequent storms, which have caused serious … Read more

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CITY OF PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE WATER RESOURCES ASSESSMENT – PHASE II PILOT STUDY

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Genivar and TetrES Consultants Inc. conducted a Water Resources Infrastructure Assessment Pilot Study to assess potential vulnerabilities within Portage la Prairie’s critical water infrastructure in response to climate change. Portage la Prairie’s critical water infrastructure was considered to include the city’s Drinking Water Treatment Plant as well as its water supply intake and distribution facilities. Attachments City of Portage la Prairie_Final Report (6 MB)City of Portage la Prairie_Summary (254 kB)Overview of Findings and Recommendations (4 MB)City of Portage la Prairie_CEO … Read more