Climate Change Integration Policy

CLIENT: Fraser Valley Regional District

LOCATION: British Columbia, Canada

BGC is working to provide consulting geoscientists and engineers with a minimum standard for climate change integration in geohazard assessments in line with the different levels of study (as per the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) guidelines) on projects within this district. The minimum standard for climate change integration will apply to flood and landslide geohazards as well as groundwater resources and will serve as a complement to the current EGBC guidelines. Several idealized example cases were compiled to demonstrate how climate change integration could be done in a practical and cost-effective way reflecting the needs of the project. This is the first such study for a regional district in Canada.