PIEVC Webinar: Leveraging information from climate scenarios for robust infrastructure planning
Presenter: Trevor Murdock, Manager of Data and Products at Canadian Centre for Climate Services
This webinar addressed the common question that comes up during risk assessments: “which climate change scenario should I pick?”. A brief refresher on climate change scenarios in use on climate change data portals was followed by an overview of the current and emerging issues relevant to this question. The presentation was followed by discussion about how to address this issue in risk assessments (and design) by making a connection to risk tolerance.
The two Learning Zone articles posted below provide additional background on shared socio-economic pathways (SSPs) and uncertainty in climate projections.
ClimateData.ca Learning Zone articles:
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This webinar is part of the PIEVC Webinar Series on Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for Infrastructure. It is one of many knowledge building activities offered through the PIEVC Practitioners’ Network. The Network facilitates engagement and collaboration among practitioners and others who are working to enhance the resiliency of infrastructure projects to the impacts of climate change. Join the network for free!