Associated Engineering was responsible for two projects related to Sewer System Vulnerability Assessments on behalf of Metro Vancouver. Both the Iona and Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment facilities within the Vancouver and Fraser Sewage areas respectively, were co-funded by Engineers Canada and evaluated using the PIEVC protocol.
The lower Pitt River is a low-gradient, tidally-influenced watercourse that runs along the southeast side of the City of Port Coquitlam to its confluence with the Fraser River. To protect the city against major flood events, the Pitt River is dyked along the Port Coquitlam reach.
Rainwater management amenities, such as rain gardens and bio-swales are used to offset the hydraulic impacts of densification, development and increases in rainfall driven by climate change. Associated Engineering undertakes integrated Stormwater Management plans on a regular basis. These plans often include identifying appropriate source controls such as rainwater management amenities, best management practices, and minor and major flow management.
During the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire, we provided technical support to the Water Treatment Plant operators to ensure the supply of firefighting water and helped execute the Water System Recovery Plan for disinfecting and flushing the water system to provide safe drinking water.
Recent extreme weather events have demonstrated that our climate is changing. At Associated, we believe we have a responsibility to consider climate change in our projects. Our experience includes designing sustainable buildings and other infrastructure, conducting climate change vulnerability assessments, and planning and designing infrastructure to adapt to our changing climate. Our goal is to continue our tradition of providing sound advice based on proven methods, while remaining leaders in understanding the climate change process and the associated risks to infrastructure and the environment, communicating climate change risks to clients, and incorporating climate change knowledge into our work in consistent and meaningful ways.
For more information, please contact Mark Porter (Chair, Climate Change Task Force) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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