Kanata LRT EA – Planning for Climate Resilience

This webinar examines the climate change vulnerability assessment process applied during the Kanata LRT future network expansion EA, along with the identified climate risks and recommendations to improve resiliency

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The City of Ottawa’s Kanata Light Rail Transit project involved an Environmental Assessment under the Ontario Transit Project Assessment Process to determine the impacts associated with the future expansion of Ottawa’s LRT network to Kanata. The EA study included a climate change vulnerability and resilience assessment to consider the potential effects of climate change on this infrastructure project. This presentation provides an overview of the climate change vulnerability assessment process, the identified infrastructure / climate interaction risks and recommendations arising from the assessment.

This session was initially presented at the 2020 TAC Conference.

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Andrew Harkness, Director Environmental

Andrew is a Principal of the firm and a Director with Morrison Hershfield (MH).  He specializes in Environmental Assessment (EA) planning and in managing multi-disciplinary project teams on a range of complex infrastructure projects.

Andrew leads MH’s Municipal and Environmental Community of Practice which includes a focus on Sustainability and Climate Change.  Andrew is a designated ENVISION Sustainability Professional.

Andrew’s project experience includes functional planning, preliminary & detail design, project management, team leadership, public consultation, stakeholder facilitation, agency approvals, environmental impact assessment, multi-variate decision making, reporting and quality control/quality assurance.  Andrew serves as Vice-Chair of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation Board of Directors.