Webinar Series: Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessments for Infrastructure

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The PIEVC Program Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of the PIEVC Practitioner’s Network through the upcoming Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Infrastructure Webinar Series and Global Forum.

The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol was developed to assist engineers in factoring climate change impacts into plans for design, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure and buildings. The community of PIEVC practitioners is rapidly growing across Canada and the world, and practices are evolving. This Practitioners’ Network will create new connections among individuals and organizations and engender a renewed sense of shared purpose for those whose practice involves planning for and building climate resilient built environments, communities, and economies. 

** Please note, the time of each webinar will vary based on time zones of international presenters. All webinars will be recorded and available to all registrants.

BONUS WEBINAR! Due to popular demand, we’re hosting a second webinar with 4-5 additional case studies on the PIEVC High Level Screening Guide on February 9th at 1pm – 2:30pm ET. Click HERE to register for this second webinar with the following presentations:

  • HLSG in Municipal Climate Adaptation Plans: An Ontario Example – Quentin Chiotti, Matrix Solutions Inc.
  • Use of HLSG for Private Investment in Real Estate Portfolios – Glenn Milner, JLL
  • HLSG Application to Wastewater System in Charlottetown, PEI – Abishek Pokharel, UPEI
  • Application of HLSG for Three Bridges in Ontario – Lindsay Allen, CBCL
  • Climate Resilient Framework and Standards for Public Sector Buildings, Devon Carter, BC Climate Action Secretariat

DATEWEBINAR
August 25, 11:00am – 12:30pm EDTPIEVC Program: Background, Status and New Directions 
Moderator: Erik Sparling, Climate Risk Institute

Status, background, resources (CRI, ICLR, GIZ)
Practitioner Panel Discussion with:
Pippa Cookson-Hills, Climate Adaptation Specialist, City of Calgary, Canada
Vladimir Naranjo, Gestion de Proyectos, Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitecos (CFIA), Costa Rica
Harshan Radhakrishnan, Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Initiatives, Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada

The slides from this webinar are now available HERE.
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September 22, 9:00am – 10:30am EDTFrom Assessment to Implementation of Adaptation Action
Moderator: Dan Sandink, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

PIEVC adaptation case studies from Canada and Vietnam with moderated discussion
Hiran Sandanayake, Senior Engineer, Water Resources, City of Ottawa
– Marvin Ingebrigtsen, Manager of Engineering Services, Town of Grimsby
Nguyễn Trung Nam, Researcher, Southern Institute of Water Resources Planning, Vietnam
Vo Bang Nga, Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam

The slides from this webinar are now available HERE.
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October 20, 12:00pm – 1:30pm EDTInstitutionalizing Climate Change and Infrastructure Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (CCVRA): PIEVC in Adaptation Plans, Professional Practice, and other Mechanisms
Moderator: Benjamin Hodick, GIZ

Examples from Canada and Costa Rica of how access to PIEVC has shaped the institutionalization of CCVRA within governments and professions 
Harshan Radhakrishnan, Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Initiatives, Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada
Nazareth Rojas, Expert Climate Change Adaptation, National Meteorological Institute (IMN) of Costa Rica
Ivan Delgado, Director, Department for Climate Change, Ministry for Natural Resources and the Environment, Costa Rica

The slides from this webinar are now available HERE.
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November 17, 11:00am – 12:30pm ESTClimate services for CCVRA: Lessons learned and new tools supporting steps 1 and 2 of the PIEVC Protocol
Moderator: Erik Sparling, Climate Risk Institute

Dr. Norman Shippee, Climate Scientist, Stantec
Dr. Katherine Pingree-Shipee, Climate Scientist, Stantec
Dr. Modathir Zaroug, Regional Water Resources Modeller, Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) Secretariat, Entebbe, Uganda
Sami Hamad, Water resources engineer, NBI/Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program–Coordination Unit (NELSAP–CU) 

The slides from this webinar are now available HERE.
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December 15, 12:00pm – 1:30pm ESTLarge Portfolio Analyses using the PIEVC Process  
Moderator: Benjamin Hodick, GIZ

Climate risk assessments to build resilience in the Brazilian Port Sector: Brazil’s National Agency for Waterway Transportation, ANTAQ, has conducted a portfolio assessment of climate risk for 21 seaports. The assessment allowed the organisation to select the 3 most vulnerable ports for conducting a detailed PIEVC assessment which will be completed on December 6th. The experience in Brazil has offered valuable insights for the development of the PIEVC portfolio screening guide – José Gonçalves Moreira Neto, Development and Studies Manager, Brazil’s National Agency for Waterway Transportation (Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários (ANTAQ)

Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Infrastructure in all Northwest Territories Communities: Climate WSP completed a Climate Risk and Resilience Assessment of critical infrastructure services (water, wastewater, waste, graveyards) infrastructure, and transportation assets (roads, bridges, ferries) for 33 NWT communities using the PIEVC protocol. Climate data and asset vulnerabilities were used to develop an assessment framework and support the GNWT in budgeting for resilient infrastructure – Virginia Sarrazin, Climate Resilience Lead Advisor, WSP Golder

The slides from this webinar are now available HERE.
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January 19, 11:00am – 12:30pm ESTApplication of the PIEVC High Level Screening Guide   
Moderator: Dan Sandink, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

An introduction to the PIEVC High Level Screening Guide – Jeff O’Driscoll, Associated Engineering
CASE STUDIES:
Application of the PIEVC High Level Screening Guide for BC MOTI Cariboo Road Recovery Projects – Zane Sloan, IBI
Adapting the PIEVC HLSG and BC HRVA processes for High Level Assessments of New Buildings – Charling Li, City of Vancouver
BGIS Federal Government Building Portfolio – Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (2021-2022), Gatineau, Quebec, Canada -Andrew Harkness, Morrison Hershfield and Joel Nodelman, Nodelcorp Consulting

The slides from this webinar are now available HERE.
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE WEBINAR BELOW.

BONUS WEBINAR! Due to popular demand, we’re hosting a second webinar with 4-5 additional case studies on February 9th at 1pm – 2:30pm ET. Click HERE to register for this second webinar.

February 16, 9:00am – 10:30am EST PIEVC Green
Moderator: Benjamin Hodick, GIZ

Learn more about this framework applying the PIEVC Protocol and conducting climate risk assessments incorporating broader systems thinking or an ecosystems-based approach.
March 16, 11:00pm – 12:30pm ESTIntegration of the PIEVC Process into Asset Management Toolkits
Moderator: Erik Sparling, Climate Risk Institute
April 18 – 20, 2023Join us for the GLOBAL FORUM in Vancouver, BC
Conference program coming soon! See the event webpage for more information.

The PIEVC Alliance, includes the Climate Risk Institute (CRI), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

August 25, 2022

Webinar from August 25, 2022

September 22, 2022

Webinar from September 22, 2022

October 20, 2022

Webinar from October 20, 2022

November 17, 2022

November 17, 2022 Webinar

December 15, 2022

December 15, 2022

January 19, 2023

January 19, 2023