Incorporating Climate Change into Water and Wastewater Guidelines - Online

Jun 18, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Location: Online (see instructions below)

Date: Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Time: Virtual Networking: 11:40 am, Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

RSVP: Please use our Online Registration process to register by Tuesday, June 16th, 2020.


This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) for the Engineers Nova Scotia CPD program.


The Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) has recognized the effects of climate change on existing and future water and wastewater infrastructure, and in late 2018, secured support to incorporate the consideration of climate resilient infrastructure into the updates of the existing “Water Supply Guidelines (2004)” and “Wastewater Guidelines (2006)”.  The support for the project was provided by Natural Resources Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program. 
The main objectives of the Guidelines project include: 1. The incorporation of the design of climate resilience infrastructure into each of the Guidelines; 2. The insertion of a Chapter on Climate Change into each of the Guidelines; and  3. Capacity Building. 
The presentation will provide a brief Project background and introduce the Climate Change chapter, which aims to deliver a comprehensive overview for the strategies available to gather climate change information, assess impacts and risks, and to implement effective adaptation planning. Throughout the guideline, reference will be made to climate change impacts, and what to consider in a climate change context when outlining the steps for planning, designing and operating a water supply and/or wastewater facility.  
CBCL Limited  Danker Kolijn, P.Eng., M.Sc., M.Eng. Coastal Engineer, CBCL Limited 
Danker is the Climate Change Lead for the project.  He has a MSc. in Coastal Engineering from the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands, a M.Eng. degree in Hydrotechnical  Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a BSc. in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada. Danker has managed and been involved in a wide range of civil, coastal, municipal and multidisciplinary engineering and climate change adaptation projects in Canada and abroad for both public and private clients. Registered as a Professional engineer in Nova Scotia and Ontario, Mr. Kolijn has extensive work experience primarily as a Coastal and Hydrotechnical Engineer. He has experience in project risk assessments and hazard identification, having undertaken the internationally recognized Engineers Canada climate vulnerability and risk analysis PIEVC training; and the Engineers Canada course, Understanding Our Changing Climate: Asset Management for Engineers.  



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