The Climate Risk Institute has gathered a diverse group of professionals to support current and future projects and programs.  CRI will bring together experts from different sectors and regions to support excellent products and services.

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Dirk Nyland

Dirk Nyland, P.Eng., IRP,  Chief Engineer, British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Victoria, BC (retired). Mr. Nyland has over 45 years’ experience in transportation engineering.  Throughout his career, he has provided input and expertise on transportation issues in many roles within the Ministry of Transportation in British Columbia.   Since joining the Ministry in 1973, Mr. Nyland has…

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Joel Nodelman

Joel Nodelman is an engineering and risk management specialist with over forty years of professional practice. Over his career, Joel’s primary mission was environmental responsibility and sustainable development. He promoted these strategies in the design, operation, and management of complex engineered systems and organizational structures. He brings this focus to his consulting practice, providing clients…

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Joan Nodelman

Joan Nodelman has devoted over 40 years working for a cleaner environment.  As a management specialist, Joan promotes smooth, efficient approaches for organizing work. She believes that efficient systems save time and money, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and improve working conditions for both management and staff.  Efficiency also reduces problems in managing our infrastructure,…

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Jeff O’Driscoll

Jeff O’Driscoll, P.Eng., is a leader in assessing climate change resilience on infrastructure and held the designation of Infrastructure Resiliency Professional (IRP) from Engineers Canada. Jeff is a Civil Engineer with over 30 years experience in engineering management, project development and planning, design and construction. In 2007 Jeff was involved in the first project applying…

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Elvis Asong

Dr. Asong has over 15 years of experience in providing targeted climate service analyses for critical planning efforts, such as for infrastructure design, energy, water management, oil and gas, forestry, and agricultural and recreational industry strategic planning. He is at his best setting the practical climate science vision and strategy while helping agencies ranging in…

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Norman Shippee

Norman Shippee, Ph.D., is the Canadian Technical Lead for Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Senior Climate Scientist at Stantec Consulting, based in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a Climatologist with extensive research and climate risk assessment experience. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Victoria and was a postdoctoral research associate at the Pacific…

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Stephanie Austin

Stephanie Austin has worked on climate change adaptation since 2014 with diverse experiences in climate services, capacity building, research, adaptation policy analysis, public health and infrastructure. She is currently an independent consultant, engaging with organizations including UNDP, GIZ and NIRAS-IP on training, e-learning, climate-proofing infrastructure, resilience in the Asia-Pacific region, locally-led adaptation, and adaptation in…

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Darrel J. Danyluk

Darrel Danyluk, P.Eng. FCAE, FEIC, FCSCE, FEC, is a distinguished civil engineer, strong leader, and team builder in the engineering profession nationally and internationally. He has led organizations and businesses at the highest level always striving for technical excellence by creating respectful and nurturing environments. Darrel Danyluk graduated from the University of Manitoba with a…

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Donna Chiarelli

Donna Chiarelli brings over 20 years experience helping to build healthy, prosperous and resilient communities. Her consulting work now focuses on strengthening decision making of local governments and the people they work with, related to asset management, environmental sustainability and climate action. She is working on multiple projects with the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (https://mnai.ca)…

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Jody Rechenmacher

Jody Rechenmacher, P.Eng., is a Community Consultant and Principal with Urban Systems Ltd. Jody works with municipalities and First Nations to lead and facilitate the development of service-focused management programs, strategies, and plans that span all types of community services. Her expertise is in navigating complex problems that require both a technical and a social lens, with an…

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Peter Nimmrichter

Peter Nimmrichter, M.Eng., P.Eng., IRP, is a Principal Consultant in Mott MacDonald’s Advisory Services Group focusing on global climate resilience and sustainability. Previously, Peter was with WSP/Wood and its predecessors for 23 years as their Canadian Lead for Climate Resilience. Peter is a Professional Engineer with 19 years of experience in the climate change and…

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Lisa Prime

The Founder and Principal of PRIME Strategy & Planning, Lisa started PRIME in 2016 to bring her wealth of experience to community planning and sustainability projects in North America. Clients benefit from Lisa’s insight, strategic thinking and broad vision. Her true value lies in her ability to bring stakeholders together, identify opportunities, and integrate environmental,…

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Vincent Leys

Vincent Leys, M.Sc, P.Eng, PMP is a Halifax-based coastal engineer with consulting firm CBCL Limited. He brings over 20 years of experience helping coastal communities adapt to the growing challenges of sea level rise, flooding, eroding shorelines, wave action, or shoaling navigation channels. Vincent is involved in many climate change adaptation initiatives across Atlantic Canada.…

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Doreen Wong

Doreen Wong, B.A., B.COMM., LL.B., CRIO, PMP, SCMP (Candidate) is the Vice President and a Principal Consultant of Robinson Global Management Inc. (RGM), a boutique multidisciplinary consulting firm. RGM, a proud Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE), was the recipient of WBE’s 2021 Supplier of the Year for demonstrated excellence in business growth, impact on the…

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David Lapp

David Lapp FCAE FEC P.Eng is an Ontario-registered professional engineer with over 40 years of professional practice – first in consulting engineering, scientific investigation and management consulting supporting marine navigation in Canadian and international ice-covered waters, followed by a career in a variety of roles with Engineers Canada for 23 years until his retirement in…

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Greg Paoli

Greg Paoli, MASc, BASc. Principal Risk Scientist, COO. Risk Sciences International, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1991) and a Master’s Degree in Systems Design Engineering (1993). Early in his career at Waterloo’s Institute for Risk Research as Research Manager, his work covered climate change impacts on permafrost, the use of software to…

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Anne Wiles

Anne Wiles, PhD. Senior Analyst, came to RSI through her interests in public and institutional attitudes to risk and complex technologies. After time as writer and editor with federal government, and with a couple of degrees in English literature, she became interested in the different ways in which people interpret events, and scientific explanations for…

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Dr. Robin Cox, PhD

Dr. Robin Cox advances leadership in climate and disaster resilience. Drawing on design thinking and open-learning approaches, Robin is cultivating climate action leadership through education, research, and advocacy. Her work includes the design and implementation of an innovative open-learning Graduate program – the M.A. in Climate Action Leadership (Royal Roads University- RRU) included modular components…

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Vivian Forssman

Vivian Forssman works at the nexus of climate change capacity-building, applying her experience in learning design, digital knowledge management, web and learning management platforms, and social media to address skills gap challenges in the climate crisis. Her most recent accomplishment was program management of the Adaptation Learning Network, a project of the Resilience by Design…

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Mark Redwood

Mark has 25 years of experience working in water resource management, consulting, business development and executive leadership. His areas of focus are climate change, water resource management, agriculture, and pastoralism in the international development context. Mark currently consults for the Indonesian-Australian Partnership for Infrastructure (KIAT) programme supporting water utilities in the development of their climate…

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