Managing Climate Impacts: A Workshop for Building Asset Professionals - January 2016

On January 21, 2016, representatives of different provincial government departments, academia and the private sector gathered at the University of Winnipeg to attend a workshop organized by the Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC), Managing Climate Impacts: A Workshop for Building Asset Professionals. The objectives of the session were to:

  • Build awareness and capacity among key building infrastructure decision makers and stakeholders on key concepts and climate risks to infrastructure in Manitoba;
  •  Enhance knowledge on ways to strengthen the resiliency of buildings infrastructure through planning processes and decision support tools; and
  • Discuss opportunities for furthering the resiliency of buildings infrastructure in Manitoba to a changing climate and associated stressors.

The session was intended to complement a workshop held in January 2015 that primarily focused on infrastructure and resulted in the need for more guidance and communications around vulnerabilities and anticipated future risks. 

Workshop Report

Danny Blair - Co-Director Prairie Climate Centre
The Building Risk of Building Risk

Scott R. Armstrong  CET, LEED AP
Manager – Building Sciences
Examples of Climate Adaptation of New and Existing Buildings

David Lapp, FEC, P.Eng.
Practice Lead, Engineering and Public Policy
Importance of Climate Change Impacts Assessment and Risk Reduction Planning

Manitoba Hydro
Projected Climate Change Impacts on Energy and Peak Demand in Manitoba

PIEVC Modules - Roger Rempel

  1. Managing Climate Impacts to Public Infrastructure - Defining the Challenge, the Choice and
    the Opportunity for Reducing Climate Risks to Building Assets
  2. Managing Climate Impacts to Public Infrastructure - Climate Change Impacts and Risk to Buildings Infrastructure
  3. Managing Climate Impacts to Public Infrastructure - Climate Risk Reduction Frameworks for Buildings Infrastructure

 

Interprovincial Meeting - March 21, 22

Agenda

Roger Rempel - Acting Director, Northern Sustainable Prosperity Initiative

Randall Shymko - Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship, Climate Change & Air Quality

Darian Brown and Gordon Sparks - Atana Management Inc.

Erin Simpson - Planning and Development Manager R.M. of Wilton No. 472

Danny Blair - Acting Dean of Science, University of Winnipeg

Dr. Richard Boyd - All One Sky Foundation