Lunch Seminar on Resilient Infrastructure & Flood Preparedness
WHEN: June 15, 2016 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
WHERE: RBC Centre, 155 Wellington Street West, 11th floor, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K7
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Climate change is affecting global weather patterns leading to more extreme weather events, flooding and issues of water security. Cities around the world are struggling to build and maintain resilient infrastructure and mitigate the effects of extreme weather.
But flood preparedness goes beyond conventional areas of focus, such as flood plain mapping and urban drainage maintenance. Extreme weather also tests the reslience of city infrastructure, electricity supply and transmission networks, communications systems, and a host of similar key services. Infrastructure failures during storms or floods can cause additional damage and disrupt emergency services. In this seminar, recommendations will be made regarding adaptation initiatives that are not on the radar screen of many large companies and Canadian cities.
This seminar will cover:
methods of assessing urban infrastructure risk and vulnerability principles of climate change adaptation and measures for improving resilience long-term weather forecasting and means to assess potential future climate scenarios the importance of telecommunications systems and electrical supply continuity during flooding how weather modelling can be used to improve infrastructure design strategies to prepare for floods and extreme weather events
- Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Change, University of Waterloo
- Krystyn Tully, Vice President, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
- Jim Young, Senior Consultant, Air Quality & Weather, RWDI Consulting
- David Lapp, Practice Lead, Globalization and Sustainable Development, Engineers Canada
Moderator: Jeanette Southwood, Vice President - Strategy and Partnerships, Engineers Canada