Nature-Based Infrastructure Solutions to Enhance Resilience
February 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-5
Natural infrastructure is becoming a mainstream option for enhancing the resilience of built infrastructure and communities. In Canada, a diverse range of natural infrastructure solutions have been used to address climate change hazards, including wetlands and riparian buffers to address riverine flooding; permeable pavement and retention ponds to improve urban and rural stormwater management; and green roofs and trees to increase resilience to extreme heat in cities. This course will provide a basic understanding using sustainable/natural infrastructure/innovative solutions to build resilience to climate change. A diverse range of nature-based solutions, implementation considerations, and their co-benefits will be presented.
The key learnings from this course include:
- New natural Infrastructure solutions
- Adaptation planning
- Resources and best practices
Recommended prerequisites: Climate Change 101, Manitoba’s Changing Climate, Climate Risk Assessment Core Principles, Infrastructure Climate Risk Assessment: Featuring the PIEVC Process, and An Introduction to Climate Change Through Codes, Standards, and Regulations.