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Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Municipalities

Original Air Date: December 19th, 2017 1pm-2pm ET

The effects of climate change are a reality that many municipalities around the world have recently been confronted with, often without much warning. As floods overwhelm water systems, diseases ravage local wildlife, and the changing nature of seasonal temperatures reduces the life expectancy of critical assets, municipalities are being forced to re-assess the ways in which they deliver services to residents and plan for the future.

Responses to climate change will often vary according to local needs and vulnerabilities. From building codes and infrastructure standards, to crisis response and risk assessments, to asset management planning and climate monitoring programs, municipalities will be responsible for preparing their populations for unprecedented environmental conditions.

This webinar will examine adaptation priorities, how and why to identify municipality-specific vulnerabilities, as well as a case study looking at how municipalities leading the response to climate change have integrated adaptation and resilience strategies into their Asset Management Plans. It will also provide a brief overview of eligible climate change funding through FCM.

  • Otis Rolley, Regional Director, City and Practice Management, 100 Resilient Cities
  • Bart Weiss, Division Director, Reclaimed Water and Discharge Elimination, ‎Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department
  • John Purkis, Director, Natural Capital Lab & Senior Associate, The Natural Step Canada
  • Stefanie Fisher, Policy Analyst, PSD



   Mayors and City Councillors 

  Public Works/Engineering  


  Asset Managers 



Original Air Date: December 19th, 2017 1pm-2pm ET