The Map of Adaptation Actions: Advancing Climate Resilience in the Prairies
A presentation by ClimateWest with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services and the Town of High River on the Map of Adaptation Actions.
This presentation featured a discussion on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Map of Adaptation Actions—a collection of climate change adaptation examples designed to aid decision-makers and others acting on climate change. This webinar explored the Map’s features and how it can be used to inspire adaptation projects. It also focused on highlighting climate adaptation actions from the Town of High River, Alberta.
In 2013 the Town of High River experienced severe flooding, leading to the evacuation of 13,400 people and resulting in damage to 6300 structures. High River responded to this destructive event, turning it into an opportunity to redesign a resilient downtown space. These adaptation actions have made High River one of the most resilient communities to flooding in Canada.