Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines

The following guidelines address climate change at the municipal, provincial, and national scale, supplamenting our Professional Practice Guidelines - Incorporating Climate Resilience in the Design of Highway Infrastructure in British Columbia and our Professional Practice Guidelines- Legislated Flood Assessments in a Changing Climate in BC
 

BC Ministry of Environment

Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use: Guidelines for Management of Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

This document provides guidelines to support the development and implementation of land-use management plans forlands that are exposed to coastal flood hazards and sea level rise due to climate change. 

BC Ministry of Environment 2011 Guidelines for Management of Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BCMoTI), Nodelcorp Consulting Inc. and Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Considerations for Addressing Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Infrastructure in Highway Management, Design, Operation and Maintenance in British Columbia: Best Practices Document

This Best Practices Document provides guidance on integrating climate change considerations into ongoing management, planning, engineering, maintenance and operations activities within the BCMoTI. It outlines general approaches to consider for adapting practices to accommodate impacts of changing climate on B.C. highway infrastructure systems.

2014 Best Practices Document

Engineers Canada

Principles of Climate Change Adaptation for Engineers

These guidelines provide nine principles as a basis for sound professional judgement to ensure that engineers consider the implications of climate change in their professional practice and that they create a clear record of the outcomes of those considerations. 

Engineers Canada National Guidelines on Climate Change Adaptation for Engineers  

Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection 

Flood Hazard Land Use Management Guidelines

  1. The Flood Hazard Land Use Management Guidelines intend to help local governments, land-use managers, and approving officers develop and implement land-use management plans, and make subdivision approval decisions in areas subject to flood hazards.

    Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection 2004 Flood Hazard Land Use Management Guidelines

  2. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is in the process of updating the Flood Hazard Land Use Management Guidelines to include design considerations for land use and development in areas that will be affected by sea level rise.

    Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations 2013 Draft Amendments to the Flood Hazard Land Use Management Guidelines

US Federal Highway Administration

Highways in the River Environment: Floodplains, Extreme Events, Risk, and Resilience

This manual adresses the vulnerability of transportation facilities to extreme events and climate change in riverine environments. The US Federal Highway Administration intends this manual to provide technical guidance grounded in the best available and actionable engineering and scientific data and approaches with a framework that is adaptable to future improvements.

Highways in the River Environment – Floodplains, Extreme Events, Risk, and Resilience

World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Committee on Engineering and the Environment

Model Code of Practice: Principles of Climate Change Adaptation for Engineers

This Model Code of Practice provides further amplification and explanation to engineers and national engineering organizations to interpret and implement principles of climate change adaptation at a practical level.

WFEO Model Code of Practice 

NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency

New York City: Preliminary Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines

These guidelines provide information about planning across the useful life of infrastructure, managing uncertainty, project specific considerations, and resilient design adjustments, relevant to buildings sector, and general civil engineering.

New York City: Preliminary Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines
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