Preparing a Municipal Climate Adaptation Strategy to Mitigate Climate Risks

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM ET (via Zoom)


Climate change is already impacting Ontario communities, necessitating adjustments in infrastructure design, liability considerations, land-use planning and service delivery. In this workshop, we will cover the steps to understand the climate risks your community may be subject to and show you how to prepare and implement an effective climate adaptation strategy.

What you will learn:

  • How to establish a vision of a climate-resilient community
  • How to access and interpret climate projections
  • How to determine where your community is vulnerable
  • How to develop risk mitigation strategies and effectively allocate responsibility
  • Gain an understanding of tested risk management methodologies, including ISO 31000, and learn how this can be adapted to your municipalities' particular challenges when it comes to climate change
  • How to build lasting change

Why attend:
  • To contribute to meeting climate change requirements under O.Reg. 588/17: Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure
  • To connect historical climate experiences with future risks
  • To understand how to take advantage of current community processes in place and how to implement these effectively 
  • To be able to justify risk reduction projects, based on pre-defined metrics
  • To learn how to avoid issues of liability and accelerated infrastructure depreciation
  • To learn how to avoid the exacerbations of inequities in your community

Who should attend:
  • Asset managers
  • Finance/budget staff
  • Senior administration
  • Department managers
  • Service area leads
  • Operations staff

About the Instructor:

Dustin Carey is a Capacity Building Officer with FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation program. After receiving his Master of Climate Change degree, he applied his understanding of climate science to the fields of climate adaptation and natural disaster resilience at the municipal level. Specializing in flood mitigation and municipal asset management, Dustin has led national training programs to enable local governments to better respond to climate risk. He led the City of Kitchener’s Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment and led FCM’s Climate Adaptation Partners Grants initiative. He wrote the Climate-Resilient Asset Management chapter of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Managing Infrastructure Assets for Sustainable Development handbook, and is the Secretariat co-lead of the Municipal Climate Services Collaborative.

Refund Policy: All Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. A refund levy of $113 (includes HST) will be applied to every cancellation received up to five (5) business days prior to the holding of the session. No refunds will be made for cancellations of less than five (5) business days prior to the holding of the session.

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Digital Format (Zoom)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
(Joining details will be sent after you register) 

Deadline to register:
January 19