Extreme weather can destroy homes, crops and infrastructure, threaten lives and cause serious social and economic disruption. Bringing focus to this serious issue, the Canadian Climate Forum is presenting a Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges and Adaptations on April 22 – 24, 2014. The Symposium will examine the impact and challenges of severe weather, and how to prepare, adapt and minimize its often devastating effects.
Speaking at this event is Michel Girard, Vice-President, Policy and Stakeholder Relations at the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). Mr. Girard will offer his observations on using / applying standards as a mechanism to help protect critical infrastructure. The focus of his presentation will be on the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI). Led by SCC, with support from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), NISI aims to ensure standards are effective in addressing the climate risks inherent in Northern infrastructure design, planning and management. For more on NISI, view SCC’s new video, Using Standards to Adapt to Changing Conditions in Canada’s North.
Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges and Adaptations will be held at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. Visit the Canadian Climate Forum website for registration and further details.