The Climate Risk Institute leads and supports a number of projects that help to promote, plan and sustain adaptation planning, decision-making and action across diverse regions and stakeholder groups. Projects range from undertaking vulnerability assessments, policy and plan reviews, and literature reviews, to coordinating and facilitating collaborations between diverse stakeholders. Learn about our current projects below.

CRI Projects

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Risk and Return on Investment Tool (RROIT)

The Risk and Return on Investment Tool (RROIT) is a multi-flood hazard decision-support tool that helps municipalities, property owners, investors and watershed agencies manage their flood-related risks. RROIT uses data many communities already have at their disposal to identify flood and erosion risks under current climate conditions and for a range of future climate change scenarios. RROIT calculates the potential financial losses associated with flood- and erosion-related impacts and produces maps and supporting information to prioritize areas for attention. RROIT can also compare financial impacts with and without specific management options, to identify cost-optimized strategies for community resilience.  Read more…

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Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Credentialling Program

The IRP Program has been designed to help infrastructure practitioners strengthen the knowledge and competencies they require to advance more climate-resilient approaches for the planning, design and management of infrastructure. Engineers Canada – the umbrella organization for the 12 regional Canadian regulators of the engineering profession – launched the Program in 2016 as a series of courses for engineers on the  PIEVC Protocol, asset management, risk management, and climate change law. The IRP courses will be of interest to engineers and other professionals who are involved in the planning, procurement, design, operation, maintenance, management and regulation of infrastructure and who need to consider…

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