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2011 - E. Pond et al., UBC - Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning
This Guidance Manual describes how climate change visioning approaches can be applied by municipalities, consultants and community groups to support adaptation and mitigation in BC communities. The Manual includes local case studies, visual examples and validation research.
Featured here are a variety of resources about infrastructure adaptation to meet the demands of climate change .
The protocol that is developed in this document is intended to be a step-by-step process (framework) for governments to assess the impact of climate change on infrastructure. The four targeted categories of infrastructure are: buildings; roads (including culverts and bridges); storm water and wastewater systems; and water management and control infrastructure. Application of the protocol should aid decisions regarding infrastructure planning, design, maintenance and operation. The document relates a detailed five-step protocol that will help decision-makers in Canada assess vulnerability and make adaptation decisions.
Climate change will impact snow and ice conditions in Manitoba, and this will have an effect on the winter roads, ice conditions and access trails that 28 First Nations communities rely on in the Province. This document describes the current and predicted changes to winter weather in Manitoba (including shorter winters, longer springs and falls, changes to snow and rainfall and less predictable weather). It futher explores how these changes will affect social and cultural activities, health and safety, economics and community operations. General strategies to address these impacts are presented, and recommendations made for further research and action.