Water Infrastructure Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation
November 7, 2019

Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Rd,  Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8


Global climate change impacts, evident from increased frequency and intensity of rain and flooding events, have significant social, environmental and economic implications for Canadian municipalities. In 2013, the Insurance Bureau of Canada estimated insurance losses from natural disasters including Alberta and Toronto flooding to be $3.2 billion. This workshop will discuss useful frameworks and tools to develop water infrastructure resilience and climate change adaptation strategies. The workshop will highlight the impact of climate change on water infrastructure and demonstrate how trenchless technologies can help to renovate and adapt the existing aging infrastructure cost effectively. Case studies will show business case(s) to develop infrastructure renovation programs that can generate large cost savings. Furthermore, decision support tools to help municipalities develop and implement water infrastructure resilience and rehabilitation plans will be demonstrated.  

Location: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga, Ontario

Who should attend?

Engineering consultants, contractors, technologists, municipal employees, field technicians, suppliers, infrastructure asset managers and anyone else who has an interest in municipal pipelines and wants to keep abreast of emerging industry trends to save money and environment.

What's included?

  • Course Material
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Refreshment during Networking Breaks
  • 0.7 CEUs (continuing education units)
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)


November 7, 2019 | Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Rd,  Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8

7:30 - 8:00 AM | Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 AM | Introduction, Rizwan Younis, CATT/University of Waterloo 

8:15 - 8:50 AM | Climate Change Impact on Storm and Wastewater Collection Network, TBD

8:50 - 9:25 AM | Climate Change Adaptation of Water Infrastructure: Why and How?, Andrea Curley, Manager, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

9:25 - 10:00 AM | Infrastructure Resilience Through the Lens of Large Data, Scott Praill, Partner, Dillon Consulting Ltd.

10:00 - 10:15 AM | Coffee Break

10:15 - 10:45 AM | An Overview of the Tools for Municipal Flood Risk Sharing, Anna Frank, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo

10:45 - 11:15 AM | Updating Stormwater Management Systems Using LID and Green Infrastructure, Kyle Vander Linden, Credit Valley Conservation Authority

11:15 - 11:45 AM | Case Study:  How Credit Valley Conservation Authority Prioritized Flood Resilience Work?, Christine Zimmer, Senior Manager, Credit Valley Conservation Authority

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM | Lunch Break

12:45 - 1:15 PM | An Overview of Trenchless Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation of Water Infrastructure, Mark Knight/Rizwan Younis, CATT/University of Waterloo 

1:15 - 1:45 PM | Case Study: Coxwell By-pass Tunnel, City of Toronto, Tyler Lahti (RV Anderson) and Tatiana Chiesa (City of Toronto)

1:45 - 2:15 PM | Coffee Break

2:15 - 2:45 PM | Case Study: Extending the Life of Sanitary Trunk Sewer Using Sliplining, Mariana Balaban, City of Toronto

2:45 - 3:15 PM | Sewer Rehabilitation Decision-Making: How City of Hamilton Saved $200 million Using CIPP?, Harry Krinas, City of Hamilton

3:15 - 3:30 PM | Closing Remarks, Rizwan Younis, CATT/University of Waterloo​​​​​​​

* Subject to modifications



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