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A climate change adaptation planning process for low-lying communities vulnerable to sea level rise

Source(s):  Metro Vancouver (MV)
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Pembina Institute (PI)
University of British Columbia (UBC)

This research demonstrates a process to model, visualize and evaluate potential flood impacts and adaptation options for the community of Delta, in Metro Vancouver, across economic, social and environmental perspectives. Visualizations in 2D and 3D, based on hydrological modeling of breach events for existing dike infrastructure, future sea level rise and storm surges, are generated collaboratively, together with future adaptation scenarios assessed against quantitative and qualitative indicators. This ‘visioning package’ is being used with staff and a citizens’ Working Group to assess the performance, policy implications and social acceptability of the adaptation strategies. Recommendations based on the experience of the initiative are provided that can facilitate sustainable future adaptation actions and decision-making in Delta and other jurisdictions.



 
 
  • A climate change adaptation planning process for low-lying communities vulnerable to sea level rise
  • Publication date 2012
  • Author(s) Barron, Sara; Canete, Glenis; Carmichael, Jeff; Flanders, David; Pond, Ellen; Sheppard, Stephen; Tatebe, Kristi
  • Number of pages pp. 2177-2208
  • ISBN/ISSN 20711050

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