Events

Global Sustainable Cities Part 2 of 3: Water, Floods and Extreme Weather

  • RBC Centre 155 Wellington Street West, 11th floor Toronto, Ontario Canada
An overwhelmed Don River floods Bayview Avenue and the southern end of the Don Valley Parkway caused by the summer storm of July 2013. (Photo by Roozbeh Rokni.)

An overwhelmed Don River floods Bayview Avenue and the southern end of the Don Valley Parkway caused by the summer storm of July 2013. (Photo by Roozbeh Rokni.)

Are Canada’s largest cities prepared for the floods that haven’t happened?

Climate change is unstoppable, and as a result, the magnitude of severe weather going forward will increase. The presentation will focus on Canada's largest cities and their state of preparedness to limit impacts relative to flood potential. Flood preparedness should extend beyond conventional areas of focus, such as flood plain mapping and urban drainage maintenance, to also include the continuity of electricity supply, communications systems, food supply, telecommunications systems, and a host of similar key city functions.

Recommendations will be made regarding adaptation initiatives that are not on the radar screen of many large Canadian cities.

11:30 - 11:45   Registration & Networking
11:45 - 12:00  Welcome & Lunch
12:00 - 1:30   Presentations, Discussion, Q&A
1:30 - 2:00    Networking

Speakers

  • Blair Feltmate – Head, Intact Centre on Climate Change, University of Waterloo
  • David Lapp, Practice Lead, Globalization and Sustainable Development, Engineers Canada
  • Krystyn Tully – Vice President, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
  • Jim Young, Senior Consultant, Air Quality & Weather, RWDI   
  • Moderator: Jeanette Southwood – Vice President, Strategy and Partnerships, Engineers Canada

For 30% off the seminar ticket price use code: M1PartnerWaterkeeper

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