Enhancing Climate Resiliency into Manitoba Infrastructure: A Dialogue of Current Issues and Opportunities - January 2015

Over thirty-five engineers professionals representing a wide range of government, academia and association groups converged on the University of Winnipeg on January 28, 2015 to learn about how a changing climate is leading to greater vulnerabilities and risks to infrastructure in Manitoba and beyond.

Decision support tools to assess climate vulnerabilities and risks were presented as well as some other adaptive measures were presented from presenters from Engineers Canada, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship and Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and leading Engineering firms facilitating use of the PIEVC climate vulnerability decision support tool.

The full workshop report, agenda and all presentations are provided below.

Workshop Report
Agenda

Heather Auld - Principal Climate Scientist - Risk Sciences International
Climate Impacts to Infrastructure

Dirk Nyland - Chief Engineer, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Transport Engineering Adaptation to Climate Change: The Challenge for Transportation Infrastructure Design

Roger Rempel - Managing Associate, Stantec Consulting, Instructor: Climate Resilient Systems Training and David Lapp - Practice Lead, Engineering and Public Policy, Engineers Canada
Enhancing Climate Resiliency into Manitoba Infrastructure: Dialogue of Current Issues and Opportunities

Ruby Shamayleh, PMP - Engineering Project Specialist, Stantec Consulting, Laurel, Maryland
Maryland Climate Resiliency Project: Case Study Illustrating the Use of Decision Support Tools

Randall Shymko - Climate Change Adaptation Programmer, Government of Manitoba
Setting the Context: Climate Resiliency Planning Within Manitoba and the Prairies

Terry Zdan - Policy and Service Development, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation
Current State of Transportation Adaptation in Manitoba