The Government of Canada is investing more than $300,000 in two projects at the Port of Vancouver to strengthen its transportation system and better prepare for extreme weather events.

“Our communities depend on transportation, and taking action to protect our infrastructure from the effects of climate change is critical,” said Terry Beech, parliamentary secretary to Canada’s minister of transport. “The projects that the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will undertake will help us understand the climate change risks and improve the resilience of our local infrastructure.”

Through the Transportation Assets Risk Assessment initiative, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is receiving funding for two important projects.

  • The Government of Canada is providing $49,000 for the Climate Risk Assessment Criteria and Methodology for Assessment of Risk due to Sea Level Rise and Flooding in Vancouver. For this project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will develop specific infrastructure risk assessment criteria and methodology for assessment of risks related to climate change. The project will quantify risks related to Vancouver Fraser Port Authority assets.
  • The Government of Canada is also providing $254,430 for the Fraser River Climate Risks Project. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will perform coastal flood hazard and risk assessment for the Port’s assets along the Fraser River.

“Our Government recognizes the important role that Canadian ports play in supporting jobs and expanding trade,” said Marc Garneau, Canada’s minister of transport. “The investments announced today for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will help local communities prepare for the effects of climate change while supporting the growth of regional economies.”

By funding projects that assess climate risk, Transport Canada is taking action to protect Canadians and their communities from the effects of climate change while strengthening the resilience of the transportation system.

Header Image Credit: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

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