Mayors Protecting and Restoring the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River

Toward Sustainable Municipal Water Management 2013-2016

Montréal’s Green CiTTS Report Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

Montréal has made a commitment to report on its progress every three years. This interval facilitates the assessment of progress in sustainable municipal water management since it can take several years for actions deployed by the city to become detectable. This report thus covers the period from 2013 to 2016. It is presented as follows;
• The 2016 Report uses the same chart that was used in 2013.
• The Assessment Scorecard Chart illustrates the trend between 2013 and 2016 in regards to the milestones retained. The color code for the 2013 trends was improved, as it now refers, where applicable, to the degree to which the city has attained a measurable objective.
• For each milestone, a more detailed presentation includes a description of indicators and highlights for the 2013-2016 period, along with expectations for the years to come.
• An additional two milestones were assessed, bringing the number of milestones assessed to 20 out of the 25 proposed under the Framework.

Montreal’s Sustainable Municipal Water Management Report

“Toward sustainable municipal water management” is a report made by the City of Montreal within the Green CiTTs Program. This assessment is based on the SMWM six milestones. 2013.

Tools for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Watersheds

The purpose of a vulnerability assessment is to generate knowledge that improves understanding of the implications of climate change. The knowledge generated by a vulnerability assessment can inform allocation of resources for climate change planning and adaptation. This compendium of tools was prepared for use by technical experts, adaptation planners and resource managers to develop climate change vulnerability assessments of water quantity and water quality at a watershed scale.

UKCIP Adaptation Wizard

Hosted by UKCIP, the Adaptation Wizard is a 5-step process that provides a framework and resources to help you generate information to inform your own adaptation strategy.Whether you are new to climate change, or are looking for guidance on how to adapt to climate impacts, the Wizard can help you to: raise your awareness of climate change and adaptation, access information, tools and resources to help you, assess your vulnerability to climate change, make the case for adaptation in your organisation, develop a climate-resilient project, programme, policy or strategy, and develop and implement a climate change adaptation strategy.

Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change: How Ready is your Health Care Organization

To help health organizations evaluate their preparedness and become more resilient to climate- related risks, the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, together with Climate Change Nova Scotia and Health Canada, developed the “Health Care Facility Climate Change Resiliency Toolkit” which includes three components: a resiliency assessment checklist, a facilitator’s guide and an information resource guide.

Climate Resilience Framework

The Climate Resilience Framework is a conceptual framework for simplifying and analyzing complex relationships between people, systems, institutions and climate change. The framework helps clarify factors that need to be included in the diagnosis of climate vulnerability, structures the systematic analysis of vulnerability in ways that clearly identify the entry points for responding, and supports strategic planning to build resilience to climate change. All training materials are available for free download on this website. You may download an entire series, a single set or activity.

Building Adaptive & Resilient Communities Tool (BARC)

ICLEI‘s Building Adaptive & Resilient Communities Tool (BARC Tool) is an easy-to-use, one-stop-shop designed to keep track of all your municipal adaptation and resilience information and data as you work through ICLEI’s municipal adaptation methodology. Municipal users will have unlimited access to Milestone One of the Tool, allowing them to take the first significant steps of a climate change adaptation and resilience effort. These include establishing the context for your adaptation plan, identifying key stakeholders, building and tasking your adaptation team, identifying an adaptation champion, taking a first look at your municipality’s existing broader climate change context, accessing local climate data, solidifying the adaptation planning process through a political commitment, and planning how to move further forward on adaptation. The Tool helps set up the fundamental building blocks of a significant municipal adaptation effort.

Monitoring & Evaluation for Climate Change Adaptation: a Synthesis of Tools, Frameworks and Approaches

This report represents a synthesis and summary of frameworks for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation (CCA) interventions. Objective: Provide an easy-to-read synthesis of current adaptation M&E resources, frameworks, and approaches so that practitioners are able to more easily identify the information and tools that are most relevant to their needs; and Provide a short analysis of the “state of play” of adaptation M&E guidance, identifying key themes and reflecting upon gaps and future priorities.

Provia Guidance on Assessing Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change

This document responds to that challenge by updating and improving existing guidance for assessing climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation, covering the range of available approaches, methods and tools. This is an idealized model of adapting to climate change; “real-world” adaptation processes may not be linear, and in fact, may require refinement through iteration. This guidance therefore provides multiple entry points, highlighted in boxes throughout the document, to allow readers to enter (and re-enter) at various stages or sub-stages of the process.


Climate Change Planning: Case Studies from Canadian Communities (2012)

The Climate Change Planning report developed by the Canadian Institute of Planners in 2012 is a compendium of ten case studies on climate change adaptation planning in communities across Canada. Each study presents data on a planning process in four phases:

The Project phase offers a brief description of the case; the Essentials phase presents key lessons learned and major tools developed or used throughout the process; the Specifics phase details the project's approach, steps, barriers, results, time and costs; and the Contact phase provides users with contact details of knowledgeable proponents of the project. The case studies included in the report are:

  • Tantramar Dykelands Infrastructure at Risk (Sackville, New Brunswick)
  • Toronto Green Standard (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Waterfront Toronto’s Carbon Tool (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Hot Weather Response Plan (Sudbury, Ontario)
  • Ecological Footprint and Land Use Scenarios (Calgary, Alberta)
  • Planning for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (Red Deer, Alberta)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (Prince George, British Columbia)
  • Gibsons Harbour Area Plan (Gibsons, British Columbia)
  • Interim Flood Construction Levels (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Flood Management Planning in Delta (Delta, British Columbia)