Resilience

In 2014 AMANB offered a Resiliency planning Charrette for 50 participants from across NB.

In 2016, AMANBs project “Improving Resiliency of NB Municipalities” aimed to build awareness and improve municipal literacy and skills in order to develop or implement resiliency plans. A final report is available here, and a PPT Summary of the project here.

In 2017, AMANB offered 8 regional resiliency planning workshops, in collaboration with regional emergency management coordinators and Department of Environment and Local Government.  A final report is available on AMANB website.

As part of these projects, we:

  1. conducted presentations,
  2. offered a series of webinars (please see recordings available below), and
  3. facilitated exchange of assessment tools, of planning resources and of best practices for resiliency assessment.
  4. conducted workshops and table-top exercise
  5. compiled reports, including of self-identified hazards/risks, vulnerabilities, assets, areas for improvement, and recommended actions.

The project enabled Municipal professionals to transform knowledge of the risk environment into actionable strategies to reduce vulnerability and increase their capability to adapt to hazards in the short and over the long term. Please see one-page project description and list of webinar topics.  Received funding from NB Environmental Trust Fund.

Un projet de l’AAMNB « Améliorer la résilience des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick » veut sensibiliser les municipalités et améliorer leurs connaissances et leurs compétences dans le but d’élaborer ou de mettre en œuvre des plans de résilience. Le rapport final est disponible ici, et une présentation sommaire ici.

Dans le cadre du projet, nous avons:

  1. donné des exposés,
  2. offerts une série de webinaires (svp voire les enregistrements ci-dessous) et
  3. facilité l’échange d’outils d’évaluation, de ressources de planification et de pratiques exemplaires pour évaluer la résilience.

L’objectif du projet est de permettre aux professionnels municipaux de transposer leurs connaissances de l’environnement de risque en stratégies concrètes pour réduire la vulnérabilité et accroître leurs capacités de s’adapter aux catastrophes à court et à long terme. Veuillez consulter le prospectus qui inclus la liste de webinaires. Le projet a reçut un financement du Fonds en fiducie pour l’environnement du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Webinar Recordings (2015) / Enregistrements des webinaires (2015):

#1: Using the 10 Essentials for Disaster Risk Reduction – Eddie Oldfield

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7817324632189339906

Presentation (in PDF):
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/EddiePPTAugust6.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#2: Knowledge, Methods and Tools for Building Community Disaster Resilience – Ernie MacGillivray, NB Department of Public Safety –

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1687397774175605761

Presentation (in PDF) :
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/resilience-knowledge-methods-and-tools-2015-08-25.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#3: Climate Change Adaptation Plan of the Ville de Trois-Rivières – Julien St-Laurent, Ville de Trois-Rivières -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8688450103311287041

Presentation (in PDF):
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Julien-Webinaire-changements-climatiques-JSTL.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#4: Protocole d’ingénierie du CVIIP, Évaluation des risques climatiques sur les infrastructures – Guy Felio, Ingenieurs Canada -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5179806244608470786

Presentation (in PDF):
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Guy_Felio_AMANB_Webinar-September-8.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#5: Enhancing our Resilience to the Impacts of Climate Change – Jeff Hoyt, NB Department of Environment & Local Government -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/269448887983576066

Presentation (in PDF):
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/JeffHoyt_AMANB_Sept25.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#6: “Four Steps and Sixteen Activities”: an online Rural Disaster Resilience planning resource – Ron Bowles, JIBC -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5921327881957005569

Introductory Slides:
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IntroRon.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio: 

#7: PIEVC Engineering Protocol – Infrastructure Climate Risk Assessment – David Lapp, Engineers Canada -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3359221697812500225

Presentation (in PDF):
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Infrastructure-Climate-Risk-Assessment-The-PIEVC-Engineering-Protocol_oct-6-2015.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio: 

#8: Climate Adaptation Planning – Human vs Nature – Penny Henneberry, Town of St. George -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8073419583542788865

Introductory Slides:
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IntroPenny.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#9: Background on the Roundtable for Emergency Management and Resiliency – Next steps for improving resiliency in New Brunswick – John Fife, NB Department of Public Safety -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8453445986562796802

Presentation (in PDF):
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Briefing-to-Webinar-19-Oct-2015.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#10: From Global Warming to Heat-Alert Warnings: Enhancing Community Resiliency to Climate Change – Peter Berry, Health Canada -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2016990679846154241

Presentation (in PDF):
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HealthCanadaPPT.pdf

Heat Resources from Health Canada:
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Heat-Resources-from-Health-Canada.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#11: Resilient Pipes and Wires – Sarah Marchionda, QUEST –

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2043097484024739841

Presentation (in PDF):
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/QUEST-Resilient-Pipes-Wires-Association-of-Municipal-Administrators-of-New-Brunswick-20151109.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#12: Large Economics Study – Atlantic Coastal Infrastructure and Property – Don Jardine, UPEI -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/255763267837375490

Introductory Slides:
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IntroDon.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#13: A guide to safe municipal land-use decisions based on risk management – Bert Struik, Geologic Survey of Canada -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7456621048904483842

Introductory Slides: 
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IntroBert.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#14: Decision Support Tool for Climate Change Adaptation in Small Coastal Communities in Atlantic Canada – UPEI and Coastal Nexus 

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2240189341814127105

Inroductory Slides:
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IntroPEI.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#15: Des pressions qui s’opposent : le nécessaire changement des pratiques d’urbanisme pour assurer l’intégrité de la zone côtière au Nouveau-Brunswick. L’exemple du « coastal squeeze » -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8250403574233439489

Introductory Slides:
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IntroSerge.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

#16 : A Guide on Climate Change Scenarios : using climate change information to guide research and decision-making on adaptation measures – Isabelle Charron, OURANOS -

Recording:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1408389005475889665

Introductory Slides:
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IntroIsabelle.pdf

Webinar Description and Speaker Bio:

Guide
http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/351_GuideCharron_FR.pdf

Upcoming webinars with Registration Links:

#17 : Update – NB’s Strategy for Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency – John Fife, NB Department of Public Safety

- Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6483231103777436673

Other:

NB Power – http://energysmartnb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/extremeweather.pdf

New Brunswick’s Future Climate Projections:AR5 Data and Maps (English) http://acasav2.azurewebsites.net/

New Brunswick’s Future Climate Projections:AR4 Data and Maps (English) http://www.acasamaps.com/

Projections du climat futur du Nouveau-Brunswick:AR5 Données et cartes (French) http://acasav2.azurewebsites.net/Home/IndexFr

Projections du climat futur du Nouveau-Brunswick:AR4 Données et cartes (French) http://www.acasamaps.com/fr.html

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View the final report summarizing the Resiliency Planning Charrette, held October 1, 2014: http://www.amanb-aamnb.ca/AMANB-Workshops

Consultez le rapport sur la Charrette de planification de la resilience: http://www.amanb-aamnb.ca/Ateliers-AAMNB

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Please see our new booklet: Building Resilient, Healthier, Sustainable Communities.

SVP consultez notre nouvelle livret: Bâtir des collectivités résilientes, plus saines et durables.

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To learn more about the progress being made in New Brunswick, visit: www.gnb.ca/climatechange or read the summary of Climate Change Action Plan 2012– 2013 Progress Report – Building on the Foundation, here: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/env/pdf/Climate-Climatiques/ClimateChangeProgressReportSummary2012-2013.pdf
Pour en savoir plus sur les progrès accomplis au Nouveau-Brunswick, visitez: www.gnb.ca/changementsclimatiques et voir le Plan d’action sur les changements climatiques 2012-2013 – Bâtir sur une fondation solide à l’adresse suivante: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/env/pdf/Climate-Climatiques/ChangementsClimatiquesResumeRapportPeriodique2012-2013.pdf

New: The Paris Agreement (COP 21)

http://unfccc.int/meetings/paris_nov_2015/items/9445.php

http://newsroom.unfccc.int/unfccc-newsroom/historic-paris-agreement-available-in-all-six-un-languages

New IPCC – Fifth Assessment Report. Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. The Executive Summary and Full Report are available here: http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/

New: Gulf of Maine Council Climate Network study, Municipal Climate Adaptation around the Bay of Fundy: Status and Needs, provides insights into how municipalities are working toward climate preparedness. See a PDF of the full report for more details, and visit the website: http://www.gulfofmaine.org/2/climate-network-homepage/municipal-climate-adaptation-around-the-bay-of-fundy/

New: Natural Resources Canada – The Adaptation Library is a publicly accessible and searchable collection of community-related products developed through the Natural Resources Canada Regional Adaptation Collaborative (RACs) and Tools for Adaptation Programs. The goal of the Library is to connect community and municipal users with relevant information related to local climate change adaptation. http://adaptationlibrary.com

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The Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Sustainable Communities Conference 2014 “Sink or Swim: New Approaches to Adaptation and Resilience” offered an action-packed, three-day program with full-day advanced training sessions, top-notch speakers, panel sessions and trade show. Consult the post-conference resources here: http://www.fcm.ca/home/events/past-conferences/2014-sustainable-communities-conference-and-trade-show-post-conference-resources.htm

Fédération Canadienne des Municipalités – Conférence et salon professionnel sur les collectivités durables 2014 - Jetez un coup d’œil aux ressources de l’après-conférence (les faits saillants des séances, les présentations des conférenciers et bien plus) et partager avec vos collègues et votre collectivité une foule d’idées, d’informations et de solutions novatrices provenant de la Conférence sur les collectivités durables 2014. http://www.fcm.ca/accueil/événements/dernières-conférences/conférence-et-salon-professionnel-sur-les-collectivités-durables-2014-ressources-de-laprès-conférence.htm

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QUESTtalkslogo

Recent extreme weather events in Calgary and Toronto as well as in the United States show just what forces our communities need to be resilient to. Energy services including power, heating, and transportation were severely disrupted. Community infrastructure such as buildings, roads, and water treatment were at risk. What lessons do these events offer for how we can better design our energy systems and community infrastructure? How can we integrate and safeguard our systems such that they are secure in the face of this new and unpredictable reality?  Learn more about the QUESTtalks series – click here.

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cpdrr-bilIn June 2009, as part of its commitment to deliver on the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction’s Hyogo Framework for Action, Canada announced the establishment of a National Platform for disaster risk reduction (DRR) to build multi-stakeholder coordinated leadership in DRR.  As part of this, they formed a few working groups including the Resilient Communities Working Group, National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction The working group is actively engaging Canadian municipal sector to improve resilience planning and promote best practices.  The new Platform website is: www.drr-rrc.ca   A Land Use Best Practice Guide is coming soon,  in the meantime have a look at the resources listed below.

En juin 2009, dans le cadre de son engagement à appliquer le Cadre d’action de Hyogo, Stratégie internationale des Nations Unies pour la prévention des catastrophes, le Canada a annoncé l’établissement d’une plate-forme nationale pour la réduction des risques visant à mettre en place un leadership coordonné en matière de réduction des risques de catastrophe auquel participent plusieurs intervenants.  Ceci inclus une Groupe de travail sur les collectivités résilientes. Consultez la nouvelle site-web de la Plat-forme nationale: www.drr-rrc.ca et les ressources ci-dessous:

UNISDR

If you are interested to improve local resilience, we suggest you visit the UN ISDR website and use the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool to get started (http://www.unisdr.org/campaign/resilientcities/toolkit/).

Si vous desirez des renseignements pour la planification contre les désastres, vous pouvez utilizer l’Outil d’auto-évaluation à l’usage des gouvernements locaux, préparé par UN ISDR (http://www.unisdr.org/campaign/resilientcities/toolkit/)

Handbook for Mayors / Guide pour les Maires de villes:

Consultez le site Web pour obtenir des renseignements sur les démarches de villes autour du monde pour rendre leurs villes plus résilientes selon les 10 Essentiels, ci-dessous. https://www.drr-rrc.ca/fr/news/disponible-en-francais-rendre-les-villes-plus-resilientes

Both english and french resources are available on the website. The self-assessment process includes several questions, based on Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient:
Essential 1: Put in place organization and coordination to understand and reduce disaster risk, based on participation of citizen groups and civil society. Build local alliances. Ensure that all departments understand their role to disaster risk reduction and preparedness.
Point Essentiel 1: Mettre en place une organisation et une coordination afin que chacun comprenne son rôle et ses responsabilités

Essential 2: Assign a budget for disaster risk reduction and provide incentives for homeowners, low-income families, communities, businesses and public sector to invest in reducing the risks they face.
Point Essentiel 2: Affecter un budget à la réduction des risques de catastrophe et offrir des incitations aux propriétaires de maison, aux familles à faible revenu et aux entreprises du secteur privé afin qu’ils investissent dans la réduction des risques.

Essential 3: Maintain up-to-date data on hazards and vulnerabilities, prepare risk assessments and use these as the basis for urban development plans and decisions. Ensure that this information and the plans for your city’s resilience are readily available to the public and fully discussed with them.
Point Essentiel 3: Maintenir des données à jour sur les aléas et les vulnérabilités, veiller à la préparation et la diffusion des évaluations de risques.

Essential 4: Invest in and maintain critical infrastructure that reduces risk, such as flood drainage, adjusted where needed to cope with climate change.
Point Essentiel 4: Investir dans une infrastructure essentielle pour la réduction des risques, comme le système de drainage pluvial, et veiller à son entretien.

Essential 5: Assess the safety of all schools and health facilities and upgrade these as necessary.
Point Essentiel 5: Évaluer la sécurité de toutes les écoles et de tous les établissements sanitaires, et l’améliorer selon les besoins.

Essential 6: Apply and enforce realistic, risk compliant building regulations and land use planning principles. Identify safe land for low-income citizens and develop upgrading of informal settlements, wherever feasible.
Point Essentiel 6: Faire appliquer les réglementations en matière de construction et d’aménagement du territoire conformes aux risques, identifier, pour les citoyens à faible revenu, les terrains ne comportant pas de risque.

Essential 7: Ensure education programmes and training on disaster risk reduction are in place in schools and local communities.
Point Essentiel 7: S’assurer que des programmes d’éducation et de formation sur la réduction des risques de catastrophe sont en place dans les écoles et les communautés.

Essential 8: Protect ecosystems and natural buffers to mitigate floods, storm surges and other hazards to which your city may be vulnerable. Adapt to climate change by building on good risk reduction practices.
Point Essentiel 8: Protéger les écosystèmes et les zones tampons naturelles afin d’atténuer les aléas, s’adapter aux changements climatiques.

Essential 9: Install early warning systems and emergency management capacities in your city and hold regular public preparedness drills.
Point Essentiel 9: Installer des structures de systèmes d’alerte rapide et de gestion des urgences.

Essential 10: After any disaster, ensure that the needs of the survivors are placed at the centre of reconstruction with support for them and their community organizations to design and help implement responses, including rebuilding homes and livelihoods.
Point Essentiel 10: S’assurer que les besoins et la participation de la population sinistrée figurent bien au centre de l’effort de reconstruction.

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Other resources to help with resilience planning / disaster mitigation can be requested. D’autres ressources sont disponibles.


ICLEI-Canada offers various tools and resources to municipalities
ICLEI-Canada offre une diversité d’outils et de ressources aux municipalités.

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RDRPGuideRural Disaster Resiliency Portal

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The PIEVC (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee) Engineering Protocol is a five step process to analyze the engineering vulnerability of an individual infrastructure e.g. a building or an infrastructure system e.g. a potable water treatment and supply system to current and future climate parameters such as extreme heat or extreme rainfall. It is not a spatial risk assessment tool to identify areas of high, medium or low risk.

La Comité sur la vulnérabilité de l’ingénierie des infrastructures publiques à publier une protocole.  La protocole consiste en un processus en cinq étapes visant à analyser la vulnérabilité de l’ingénierie d’une infrastructure particulière, comme un immeuble ou un système d’infrastructures (p. ex., un système de traitement de l’eau et d’approvisionnement en eau) face à des paramètres climatiques actuels et futurs, comme la chaleur extrême ou les chutes de pluie extrêmes. Le protocole n’est pas un outil d’évaluation des risques spatiaux pour la détermination des zones à risque élevé, moyen ou faible.

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For Flood and Safety information, visit New Brunswick River Watch: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/public_alerts/river_watch.html

Pour renseignements sur la surveillance du fleuve au Nouveau Brunswick, consultez: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/fr/nouvelles/alerte/surveillance_du_fleuve.html

For flood related mapping in New Brunswick, visit GeoNB:


GeoNB is the Province of New Brunswick’s gateway to geographic information and related value-added applications.
GeoNB est le point d’accès du gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick à l’information géographique et aux applications connexes à valeur ajoutée.

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Heat Alert and Response Systems to Protect Health: Best Practices Guidebook (Health Canada)

The New Brunswick Health Council (NBHC) has released its latest Population Health Snapshot. This Snapshot seeks to inform citizens, communities, and organizations about their health status with respect to the population in which they live.

Le Conseil de la santé du Nouveau-Brunswick (CSNB) publie son plus récent Portrait de la santé de la population. Le but de ce Portrait est d’informer les citoyens, les communautés et les organismes sur l’état de la santé des collectivités dans lesquelles ils évoluent.

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Join the Canadian Climate Change Adaptation
Community of Practice for up to date and searchable resources on climate change adaptation from across Canada: https://www.ccadaptation.ca

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You may also consult:

www.ibc.ca

www.c-3.ca/building-resilience-and-adapting-to-climate/

http://www.neclimateus.org/index.php

 


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