uWaterloo undertakes projects to mitigate impact of climate change

June 5, 2014

The University of Waterloo is teaming with Intact Financial Corporation to implement climate change adaptation projects across Canada. 20 demonstration projects will be carried out in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec in hopes that other communities across the country will follow their example. Among the projects are the restoration of urban wetlands and the installation of green infrastructure such as permeable surface parking lots and roadways. “Climate change is a reality, and the events of the last year [such as the flooding in Alberta and Toronto and the ice storms in Eastern Canada] demonstrate the need to weather-harden our communities, our infrastructure and our homes” said Blair Feltmate, Chair of the Climate Change Adaptation Project at uWaterloo. uWaterloo News