The BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) is a non-profit organization with a focus on water, wastewater, and stormwater management. On January 23 and 24, BCWWA hosted a conference on Climate Change Adaptation in Vancouver. The event’s theme was moving beyond climate change science and models towards practical climate change adaptation solutions. The conference featured 17 presentations, as well as a tour of the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood energy utility.
Associated’s Brian Guy, Owen James, John van der Eerden, and Andrew Wiens were invited speakers at the conference. Their topics included how climate change is influencing water management in the BC Okanagan and Similkameen watersheds, integrating climate change into municipal management, how urban flood risks are impacted by climate change, and the use of hydraulic modelling to quantify potential economic losses during extreme rainfall events.