Climate Change and Adaptation: The Engineering Reality


Engineers Canada Action Plan

“From Vancouver to Vladivostok, and the Arctic to Antarctica, something’s up with the weather: what once seemed science fiction appears to have become science fact. And in the face of international scientific consensus on the reality and risks of climate change and global warming, Canada’s engineers have decided it’s time deal with the impacts, which are already being felt in many regions of the country,” wrote Richard L. Rogers in an article published in the October 2004 issue of Innovation Magazine.

“Specifically, in February 2004 following consultation with its constituent members,the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE) board of directors gave final ratification to its Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Action Plan.”

The CCPE has since changed its name to Engineers Canada.

Adaptation is About Water

“Among the potentially affected sectors of key importance to Canada — identified by government as water resources, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, the coastal zone, energy, transportation and human health — water resources is one of the highest priority issues since problems like water supply shortages, floods and associated water quality issues are expected to become more common as a result of climate change.”


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