Water resources and climate change

Valuing our water resources

Protecting and managing our water resources is an ever-growing area of concern as changes in climate, combined with development stressors, cause water shortages or flooding that threaten public safety and infrastructure. Our dedicated water resources engineers, scientists, and hydrogeologists are trained in surface and groundwater resources planning, management, analysis, and engineering. Our team of water resources specialists are specifically trained in flood forecasting and mitigation, shoreline protection studies, and sustainable best management practices. Our successful project record ensures that our experts deliver sound, innovative and sustainable solutions to today’s water resource challenges, including:

Service offerings include:

  • Floodplain analysis and mapping
  • Flood risk mitigation planning
  • Flood forecasting
  • Climate change analysis for flood studies
  • Nature-based design
  • I&I investigations and flow monitoring
  • Erosion and sedimentation solutions
  • Flood protection studies
  • Stormwater management studies and design
  • Low flow and maintenance flow studies
  • Major infrastructure investment projects
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modelling (1D,1D-2D,2D)
  • CFD modelling
  • Sourcewater protection and watershed planning
  • Feasibility studies and concept design
  • Sewer and Stormwater Master Plan development
  • Public and stakeholder engagement and consultation

Climate Impacts on the Built Environment

Our climate change expertise brings together practical adaption experience, industry-leading scientific data knowledge, and a multi-disciplinary solutions team. Our multi-disciplinary approach (involving a wide range of stakeholders) has proven crucial to the success of these complex projects. We offer in-house support for all stages of climate change projects, from projections science and risk assessment to design and construction. Our climate change team, including PIEVC trained risk assessors, are prepared to provide the following services with the support of our multi-disciplinary team of experts:

  • In-house customized climate change projections
  • Historical climate data analyses
  • Application of climate projections across many sectors, including design and hydrologic modelling studies as well as floodplain mapping
  • Sea level rise projections and modelling of coastal inundation
  • Risk and vulnerability assessments
  • Impact studies
  • Adaptation plans
  • Mitigation plans and GHG reduction
  • Community outreach and communication plans, infographics

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