Peter Nimmrichter, M.Eng., P.Eng., IRP, leads the Canadian Climate, Resilience & Sustainability group of Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions. Peter has over 30 years of water resource engineering experience, with a specialisation in flood risk assessment, and has focused his efforts in climate change centric projects since 2005. Peter supported the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) of Engineers Canada working towards the first national Vulnerability Assessment of Canadian Public Infrastructure to Climate Change through participation in the development the PIEVC climate change vulnerability assessment protocol. He fulfills Project Manager and Technical Lead roles for assignments supporting public and private sector clients to better understand the risks and opportunities presented by climate change and to develop adaptation strategies to ensure community and infrastructure resilience. These experiences have included projects in the energy (wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, transmission), water resources (potable water, wastewater, stormwater), agricultural, mining, transportation (road, rail, air), buildings and coastal sectors across all areas of Canada, as well as Vietnam, Africa, the USA and Caribbean.
Peter was the Chair of the Climate Change Committee for the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) in 2016 and continues as an active member; he was also an active member of the Climate Change Task Force of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers during its mandate. Peter also participates as a member of the national Infrastructure and Buildings Working Group, part of Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform.