Workshop: How Will Climate Change Affect Civil Infrastructure in Canadian Municipalities?
Training workshop on the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) protocol delivered by FCM and Engineers Canada
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
What is the workshop about?
This one-day workshop provided Canadian municipal decision-makers and infrastructure practitioners with information about future climate change and its impacts. The workshop highlighted the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Engineering Protocol - a standardized method used to estimate the risks climate change poses to municipal infrastructure.
What is the PIEVC Engineering Protocol?
Engineers Canada, in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, has developed and tested the PIEVC Engineering Protocol. This protocol is a structured procedure using standard risk assessment methods to assess and document infrastructure's vulnerability to future climate change impacts.
What are the workshop's educational objectives?
Upon completing the workshop, participants should:
- have a basic understanding of risk assessment processes as they pertain to infrastructure response to climate change;
- possess hands-on experience in applying climate change risk assessment to a real-world example; and
- recognize the benefits of a multi-faceted team to address climate change complexities.
- Devin Causley, MCIP, Manager, Climate Change Programs, FCM
- David Lapp, P.Eng., Manager, Professional Practice, Engineers Canada
- Joan Klaassen, Adaptation and Impacts Research, Environment Canada
- Christopher Morgan, Toronto Environment Office, City of Toronto, ON
- Joel Nodelman, P.Eng, Nodelcorp Consulting Inc.
- Stewart Dickinson, P.Eng., Geniva
- Roger Rempel, P.Eng.
- Don Haley, P.Eng., Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
- Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Background on the PIEVC Project
- Climate Change Information for Municipal Decision-making
- Toronto Climate Drivers Study
- Principles of Risk Assessment
- Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment: The PIEVC Engineering Protocol - Principles and Benefits
- Case Study #1: Toronto Culverts Assessment
- Case Study #2: Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Water Collection and Treatment
- Case Study #3: Toronto Claireville and G.Ross Lord dams vulnerability assessment