British Columbia (B.C.)
The B.C. case studies listed here were created or supported by CCIAD.
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District of Saanich - Community Adaptation Plan Case Study
(2010) (PDF, 744KB, 1 page).
The municipality of Saanich’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan reviewed ten vulnerable sectors in the community, including infrastructure, transportation, agriculture, ecosystems and health, and identifying potential actions to address vulnerabilities.
Saanich, Vancouver Island
Vulnerability of Vancouver Sewerage Area Infrastructure to Climate Change
(2008) (PDFs, 293KB, 10 pages).
Using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee’s assessment protocol, this project examines climate change impacts on a subsection of Metro Vancouver’s sewerage infrastructure, with a focus on increased rainfall in an area predominantly serviced by combined sewers.
Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative - City of Rossland - Case Study
(2009) (PDF, 315KB, 8 pages).
As part of Columbia Basin Trust’s Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative, the City of Rossland undertook a one-year climate change adaptation planning process focused upon the vulnerability of infrastructure, water, energy and food.
Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative - City of Castlegar - Case Study
(2009) (PDF, 288KB, 9 pages).
As part of Columbia Basin Trust’s Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative, the City of Castlegar embarked on a one-year climate change adaptation planning process focused upon water resources, local food and agriculture, along with the municipal stormwater system.
Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative - Regional District of Central Kootenay Area D in partnership with Village of Kaslo - Case Study
(2009) (PDF, 390KB, 8 pages).
As part of Columbia Basin Trust’s Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative, the Regional District of Central Kootenay Area D in partnership with the Village of Kaslo embarked on a one-year climate change adaptation planning process whose priority impact areas were water provision and quality as well as local food production.
Kaslo & Regional District of Central Kootenay-Area D
Columbia Basin: Final Report - Communities Adapting to Climate Change
(2010-2011) (PDF, 234 KB, 12 pages).
Columbia Basin Trust provides a comprehensive account of lessons learned throughout the adaptation planning process for three communities within the Basin.
City of Prince George
(2009) (PDF, 1.52 MB, 3 pages).
Adaptation priorities for the city of Prince George to address the impacts of the mountain pine beetle, flooding and the effects of climate change upon transportation infrastructure.
Cariboo Regional District
(2011) (PDF, 2.74 MB, 4 pages).
A climate change lens was applied to the analysis of current local government services, regional growth and development issues to produce the Cariboo-Chilcotin Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.
Vulnerability of Fraser Sewerage Area Infrastructure to Climate Change
The PIEVC infrastructure risk protocol was used to analyse climate change risks to the Fraser Sewerage Area, with a focus on separated sanitary sewer systems.
Vulnerability of Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt Section
The PIEVC infrastructure risk assessment protocol was used to identify highway components that may be at risk of failure, damage and/or deterioration from extreme climatic events, or of significant changes to baseline climate design values.
Coquihalla Highway (Hope – Merritt)
Vulnerability of Stormwater Treatment System – City of Castlegar
The PIEVCs infrastructure risk assessment protocol was used to analyze climate related risks to Castlegar’s Stormwater Collection System.
Assessment of Yellowhead Hwy 16
The PIEVC infrastructure risk assessment protocol was used to identify components of a section of the Yellowhead Highway in BC that may be at risk of failure, damage and/or deterioration from extreme climatic events, or of significant changes to baseline climate design values.
Yellowhead Highway (Vanderhoof – Priestly Hill)
Xat’sūll First Nation (Soda Creek) Climate Change Adaptation Case Study
(2009) (PDF, 390KB, 8 pages).
Results of two adaptation workshops conducted by the Soda Creek Band as part of the Comprehensive Community Planning Process.
Prince George Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
(2012) (PDF, 17 MB, 8 pages).
A step-by-step account of how the resource-based community of Prince George mainstreamed adaptation through the execution of a City Adaptation Workshop and risk matrices.
Gibsons Harbour Area Plan
(2012) (PDF, 17 MB, 6 pages).
Highlights the importance of public awareness in establishing adaptation measures for the town’s harbour area.
Interim Flood Construction Levels
(2009) (PDF, 17 MB, 5 pages).
Addresses sea-level rise and flooding through the development of interim flood construction levels.
Flood Management Planning in Delta
(2009) (PDF, 17 MB, 4 pages).
Details the role of municipal planning in devising an adaptation strategy to address sea-level rise.
Implementing Climate Change Adaptation in Prince George: my PG…in action
Prince George's Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (myPG) is the product of over a year of community engagement and consultation; eight volumes detail specific areas for adaptation in a variety of sectors.
Volume 1 – The myPG Integrated Community Sustainability Plan.
(PDF, 1,319 KB, 35 pages).
Volume 2 – The Official Community Plan
(PDF, 1,247 KB, 27 pages).
Volume 3 – Forests
(PDF, 1,524 KB, 46 pages).
Volume 4 – Flooding
(PDF, 525 KB, 19 pages).
Volume 5 – Transportation Infrastructure
(PDF, 1,565 KB, 41 pages).
Volume 6 – Natural Areas and Ecosystems
(PDF, 958 KB, 24 pages).
Volume 7 – Precipitation and Freeze-Thaw
(PDF, 594 KB, 13 pages).
Volume 8 – Ongoing and Future Initiatives
(PDF, 579 KB, 19 pages).
Five videos accompany these case studies:
Okanagan Water Supply and Demand Project - Water Science for the Long-term
(2012) (PDF, 625 KB, 14 pages).
An account of measures taken to improve water conservation and management across the Basin by enhancing water supply and demand information, and providing it to relevant actors.
The Okanagan Valley
Adaptation to Safeguard Somass Basin Salmon Populations
(2012) (PDF, 487 MB, 12 pages).
The latest update of a four-phased action plan, including investments to date, designed to address climate change and variation impacts on Alberni salmon futures.
Somass Basin, Vancouver Island
(2012) (Flash video, 21:03).
Video of the community’s experiences with climate change, divided into three parts:
- Historical accounts of the Theodosia watershed from Sliammon elders;
- Land and water use in the Theodosia watershed; and,
- Climate change impacts and adaptation study.
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