Climate Change Adaptation Options for W&WW Systems in the Prairies
Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Association
March 26 - 27, 2020 Edmonton, AB
Adaptations to avoid or reduce climate change impacts on water and wastewater infrastructure systems requires knowledge of past and future trends of climate variability and predicted impacts of climate change on the local climate. In addition to the direct impacts on water and wastewater infrastructure, there is potential secondary impacts due to the climate change impacts on watershed, agriculture, economy and social/behaviour.
Without a knowledge of the future tendencies in the coming years and decades most decision makers will have a limited technical capacity to address adaptive management practices and having appropriate policies for planned adaptation to climate change.
This two-day course will provide a toolbox of technical options, discuss policy and management options available for planning, implementation and available responses to specific impacts.