Climate change is expected to bring an increase in total annual precipitation as well as more intense rainfall events to the Greater Vancouver area. How can this region and others work with climate projections of future precipitation and prepare for these changes?

This webinar will give examples of how two government bodies are leading the way in this work. Andrew Ling, Senior Project Engineer, will present on the cutting-edge work that Metro Vancouver has done on Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) curves that are based on future rainfall rather than historical rainfall and that will help engineers, planners and policy makers plan with more confidence in a changing climate. Melina Scholefield, Manager of Green Infrastructure Implementation, will speak to the City of Vancouver’s Rain City Strategy. This strategy aims to use rainwater as a resource rather than a waste product and has set a goal of capturing and treating 90% of the rainwater that falls in Vancouver.

The webinar is on November 21, 2019 from 9:30 – 10:45 PST. Register for the webinar here.