Associated Engineering is supporting the City of Burlington to develop a climate change adaptation plan titled “Climate Resilient Burlington” (CRB) that will be used by the municipality to adapt to the changing climate and minimize the severity of resulting impacts. The goal of the CRB is to create a community wide plan, informed by both internal and external stakeholders, that addresses the risks and identifies opportunities to Burlington’s built, natural, social, and economic systems associated with warmer, wetter, and wilder weather. Implementing the plan will focus efforts from reactive to more proactive measures.
To date, Associated Engineering has:
- Identified most significant past or current climate hazards faced by Burlington (probability and consequence)
- Reviewed and confirmed climate impact statements ensuring all relevant sectors, assets, or services expected to be most impacted are considered
- Engaged staff and community stakeholders by hosting and facilitating workshops to help define vulnerabilities and risks for city operations and the community.
The City of Burlington, with support from Associated Engineering, is hosting a virtual launch of the CRB project this Wednesday, October 27th. The free event is open to the public and will provide a high-level introduction of the project and feature keynote speaker David Phillips, Senior Climatologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada. In “Weather and Climate: It’s Not What Our Grandparents Knew”, David will highlight what’s happening to our weather, what we should be worried about, and what we can do to make a difference and be better prepared.
For more information and to register, please visit here.