Fraser Basin Council

Kerr Wood Leidal Associates and Associated Engineering (BC)

Within the First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment, the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) identified stormwater and wastewater among the four priority classes of infrastructure to assess for vulnerability and adaptability to climate change.

Here is a case study that looks at risks for the Vancouver Sewage Area’s collection system and wastewater treatment facilities in the coming decades, taking into account regional projections for increased rainfall, more intense rainfall events, sea level rise, winds and storm surge.

About ReTooling for Climate Change

The ReTooling for Climate Change website is a project of the Fraser Basin Council to support local governments and First Nations in BC in preparing for climate change adaptation. The site is funded through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council and the BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat, with funding from Natural Resources Canada and other in-kind contributions.

Find out more about the Fraser Basin Council and the BC RAC at

We want to hear from you

Share your ideas and suggestions for new resource links to , Senior Program Manager, at the Fraser Basin Council.

Also worth a visit

On this site, you’ll find links to many helpful websites on climate change adaptation.

For steps communities can take to mitigate climate change, check out the Climate Action Toolkit website.