April 23, 2020

Assessing and Enhancing the Resilience of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands

SECOND INFORMATION SHARING MEETING

Hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada, in partnership with Ontario Climate Consortium and Climate Risk Institute.

DATE: March 12, 2020

ABOUT THE EVENT

With increasingly variable and extreme rainfall events occurring now and in the future, infrastructure owners and managers are increasingly required to assess, plan for, and respond to water and climate-related impacts on their assets.

Through Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Great Lakes Protection Initiative (GLPI), the federal government is undertaking an assessment of coastal wetland vulnerability to climate change impacts and developing methods to enhance coastal wetland resilience.

The objectives of this second annual information sharing meeting were:

  1. To provide an update on the coastal wetland vulnerability assessment project
  2. To share recent climate and water level modelling results and identify key risks and impacts
  3. To draft adaptation strategies and actions to enhance wetland resilience
  4. To engage a network of wetland conservation practitioners

PRESENTATIONS

cover page of Assessing and Enhancing Resilience of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands presentation INTRODUCTION:
Assessing and Enhancing the Resilience of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands
cover page of presentation on Projections of Climate Variables and Great Lakes Water Levels PROJECTIONS OF KEY CLIMATE VARIABLES AND GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE – Presentation Coming Soon
Presented by: Frank Seglenieks and André Temgoua / National Hydrological Service / Environment and Climate Change Canada
cover page of Modelling Wetland response presentation MOBILIZING RESEARCH FOR ENHANCING CLIMATE RESILIENCE:
Modelling Wetland Response Through the Coastal Wetland Response Model

Presented by: Marianne Bachand and Antoine Maranda / Hydrology and Ecohydraulic Section / Environment and Climate Change Canada
cover page of Assessing Wetland Sensitivity to Climate Change presentationx ASSESSING WETLAND SENSITIVITY TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Presented by: Greg Grabas, Patrick Rivers and Pauline Quesnelle / Canadian Wildlife Service – Ontario Region
cover page of Wetland Adaptive Capacity presentation PRELIMINARY RESULTS ON WETLAND ADAPTIVE CAPACITY:
Assessing and Enhancing the Resilience of Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands

Presented by: Morgan Hrynyk / Environment and Climate Change Canada
cover page of Resilience Thinking for Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands presentation RESILIENCE THINKING FOR GREAT LAKES COASTAL WETLANDS
Presented by: Linda Mortsch / University of Waterloo