FLASHBACK TO 2010: “Adapting to Climate Change – An Introduction for Canadian Municipalities” reported that the impacts of changing climate were already evident in Canada and globally

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

Adapting to Climate Change: An Introduction for Canadian Municipalities (2010) provides municipal decision-makers and staff with information to help them understand the need for climate change adaptation and how to put adaptation measures in place.

The book includes 11 case studies that illustrate how municipalities of varying sizes from across the country are taking adaptation action now.

Metro Vancouver

“Metro Vancouver has been proactive in integrating climate change adaptation into the region’s wastewater planning processes since 2002,” reports Robert Hicks, Senior Engineer.

“In 2006, Metro Vancouver and Engineers Canada jointly funded an initial assessment of the vulnerability of the region’s wastewater infrastructure to climate change. Subsequently, Metro Vancouver undertook actions supporting improving infrastructure resilience, many of which were incorporated directly into the Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan, adopted in May 2010. This plan specifically addresses the impacts of climate change and climatic cycles on local water resources.”

To Learn More:

To download a copy of Adapting to Climate Change: An Introduction for Canadian Municipalities, click here.

The Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division (CCIAD) of Natural Resources Canada has produced a number of publications for various audiences. These publications include assessment reports that document recent science and examine key adaptation issues across Canada, policy-relevant documents for decision-makers of all levels, and posters, CDs, and maps for educational purposes and the general public. To access those publications, click here.