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Webinar: Assessing the Vulnerability of Water Infrastructure to Climate Change

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Session summary

Climate change has the potential to create changes in both the severity and frequency of extreme weather events; the capability and service life of a water system could be reduced by the resulting stress. This webinar will present a procedure for assessing engineering designs for vulnerabilities to climate change effects. Engineers Canada established the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) to oversee the planning and execution of a national engineering assessment of the vulnerability of Canadian public infrastructure to changing climatic conditions. PIEVC has identified water infrastructure as one of four priority areas. The speakers will discuss the PIEVC protocol and use the City of Portage la Prairie water treatment plant as an example of applying the protocol to water infrastructure.




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