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Metro Vancouver Case Study: Vancouver Sewage Area Infrastructure Vulnerability to Climate Change

Kerr Wood Leidal Associates and Associated Engineering (BC)

Within the First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment, the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) identified stormwater and wastewater among the four priority classes of infrastructure to assess for vulnerability and adaptability to climate change.

Here is a case study that looks at risks for the Vancouver Sewage Area’s collection system and wastewater treatment facilities in the coming decades, taking into account regional projections for increased rainfall, more intense rainfall events, sea level rise, winds and storm surge.

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