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QUESTtalks: Resilience

June 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 8:00 pm EDT


Over 65 energy distributors, municipalities, policy experts, and cutting-edge businesses met in Halifax on June 19th to discuss what is being done to ensure the health and welfare of Atlantic Canadian communities.

Atlantic Canada has been impacted by extreme weather in the last decade and a growing number of voices are forecasting that the frequency, duration, and intensity of extreme weather events will increase over the next 50 years. This will present significant challenges for buildings, energy distribution, transportation, and technology infrastructure. Resilient infrastructure is important not only for ensuring the health and welfare of our cities and communities but also for advancing Smart Energy Communities.

Municipalities are responsible for managing the systems that communities depend on, including roads, bridges, water and waste management, and are dependent on reliable delivery and distribution of energy for the functioning of the community. These systems, both municipal and energy distribution, are essential and must work together to maintain the resilience of a community. Municipalities and utilities (gas, electric, thermal, and water) have recently begun to explore how to align and integrate their respective processes for adaptation and resilience planning. This includes efforts to assess their infrastructure, operations, organizational structure, and communications, and to improve access to better data to address climate change risks, mitigate recovery time, and protect their operations.


June 18, 2018
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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NS, Canada