Fraser Basin Council

2019 - Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation

This report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation presents a flood hazard and vulnerability screening framework that can help identify areas in existing residential communities that require the most immediate attention for flood risk. Drawing on extensive engagement with key stakeholders across Canada, this report highlights the following key considerations: age of development, history of flooding, design standards, proximity to the floodplain, topography, land use changes and intensification rates, sewer system types and presence of critical infrastructure. Application of the framework will enable communities to make better-informed decisions when prioritizing areas for flood-resiliency programming. The purpose of the report is to serve as a seed document for a future National Standard of Canada, which will be developed based on this framework. 

Keywords: Canada, Flood

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.

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