Webinar: Engineers in a Changing Climate – Risk Analysis
Where: Online Webinar
When: May 12, 2020 (French) or May 13, 2020 (English)
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. : Principles and framework for climate risk vulnerabilities and assessment
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. : Assessment methodology and application (case studies)
The world of climate change is filled with risk and uncertainty. How can New Brunswick engineers evaluate these climate risks when making decisions on designing, building, replacing or repairing infrastructure?
The Université de Moncton, along with its partners, Natural Resources Canada, the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government, UNB and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB), are collaborating to build capacity for engineers to adapt to changing environmental conditions in New Brunswick.
APEGNB proudly supports the “Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building for New Brunswick Engineers” three-year project. APEGNB is an advocate of climate change awareness and education. This initiative will be useful and appropriate for engineering professionals to add to their annual requirements of professional development hour credits as required in the APEGNB’s Act, By-laws and Code of Ethics.
You are invited to participate in the second of a series of conferences and webinars to help ensure that the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events are considered in all infrastructure decisions in our province. This webinar applies to all engineering sectors including design, operations, maintenance, planning, specifications, tendering and post-secondary engineering education.
Dr. Guy Félio, P. Eng., FCSCE, an international expert on infrastructure resilience, will focus on the area of climate change risk analysis methodology of the built environment by reducing vulnerability and increasing resiliency to climate change of our critical infrastructure (roadways, buildings, potable water, sewers, electricity etc.).
Dr. Guy Félio is a civil engineer and infrastructure management specialist with over 35 years of experience as a consultant, policy advisor, professor and researcher. He is focused on building resilient communities through implementation of sound asset management practices, governance frameworks and strategies. In addition to serving as an advisor to public agencies for the development of infrastructure strategies and policies, he is very active on professional associations’ boards and committees, as well as in knowledge transfer through university education and professional education. Dr. Félio was the Project Coordinator and principal author for the first Canadian Infrastructure Report Card published in September 2012. He is currently a member of the ISO committee who is creating the new ISO 14091 relating to climate change risk assessment.
New Brunswick Engineers Survey on Adaptation to Climate Change : We thank those who have already completed the survey. If you have not yet participated, please click on the survey link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DRSGW7L) for more information.