Adaptation Case Studies
These examples show methods that Engineers and Geoscientists BC professionals may use to carry out climate change adaptation work as part of a multi-stakeholder project team.
|Associated Engineering||University of Saskatchewan: Assessment of the Engineering Building’s Vulnerability to Climate Change
This report identifies the components of an existing building and proposed expansion that are at risk of failure, damage, or deterioration from extreme climatic events or significant changes to baselines climate design values, using the PIEVC Engineering Protocol.
|British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure||Climate Change Engineering Vulnerability Assessments
Coquihalla Highway (BC Highway 5) Between Nicolum River and Dry Gulch
This study applied the PIEVC Engineering Protocol to identify the components of the Coquihalla Highway Merritt South Road Section that were at risk of failure, loss of service, damage, or deterioration from extreme climatic events or significant changes to baseline climate design values.
BC Yellowhead Highway 16 between Vanderhoof and Priestly Hill
This study applied the PIEVC Engineering Protocol to develop future climate risk profiles of transportation and infrastructure on a section of the Yellowhead Highway, and analyze components with high risk elements identified in the study.
|British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure , NodelCorp Consulting Inc., and Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium||Climate Change Engineering Vulnerability Assessment of Three British Columbia Highway Segments
This study applied the PIEVC Engineering Protocol to analyse the risk due to climate change of highway 20 in the Bella Coola Region, highway 37A in the Stewart (Bear Pass) Region, and highway 97 in the Pine Pass Region.
|Fraser Basin Council in partnership with the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation (OCCIAR) c/o Mirarco Mining Innovation||Adaptation in the Mining Sector in Canada: A Compilation of case Studies
The objective of the project was to undertake case studies on adaptation to climate change by mining companies across Canada and provide information about what is currently being done by these companies in relation to adaptation, as well as to share this information with Canada's mining sector. In total, three case studies were developed:
|Oregon Department of Transportation||Green Infrastructure Techniques for Resilience of the Oregon Coast Highway
This report was developed by the Oregon Department of Transportation in accordance with a grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to analyze how green infrastructure, or nature-based infrastructure, can help protect the Oregon Coast Highway from the impacts of extreme storms and coastal bluff erosion.