Engineers Canada and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) jointly announced that an agreement has been reached for ICLR to assume ownership of the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Program.

The PIEVC Program systematically reviews historical climate information and projects the nature, severity and probability of future climate changes and events. It also establishes the adaptive capacity of an individual infrastructure as determined by its design, operation and maintenance.

PIEVC was developed and co-funded by Engineers Canada and Natural Resources Canada and has been applied to a wide variety of more than 70 infrastructure projects ranging from single buildings to complete water supply systems in large and small municipalities across Canada.

The Program includes a Protocol for infrastructure climate risk and vulnerability assessment–a rigorous, proven process to assess current and future climate risks and vulnerabilities of civil infrastructure and buildings.

“We are confident that the PIEVC Program is going to a group that recognizes the importance of climate resilience in our critical infrastructure and will ensure that the Program will thrive in the years ahead.”

Gerard McDonald, Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Canada.

ICLR has partnered with the Climate Risk Institute (CRI) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to operate the PIEVC Program and offer the Protocol in Canada and internationally. Both ICLR and CRI will manage all aspects of the PIEVC Program as it is used in Canada, while GIZ will manage all international uses of the Protocol.

For more information, see Engineer Canada’s press release or visit the PIEVC website.