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Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Adaptation Planning Report

The Town of Athabasca engaged Associated Engineering and All One Sky Foundation to develop an understanding of climate vulnerabilities and risks to Town-owned infrastructure and assets. The Town conducted this work with funding from the Government of Alberta , through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre's Climate Resilience Capacity Building Program. The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre is a partnership of Alberta Municipalities, Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta.

A series of risk identification and assessment workshops were conducted with the Town using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) High Level Screening Guide (HLSG) Process. 

 The assessment was conducted on the following assets and areas:

  •  Water 
  • Facilities
  • Wastewater
  • Roads
  • Stormwater
  • Parks
  • Solid Waste
  • Fleet

The purpose of this assessment is to conduct a climate-based risk analysis for the Town’s infrastructure and to summarize the highest-priority climate risks. In addition, the assessment also identified facilities that would benefit from additional assessment efforts.

To see a full copy of the report please click here.