Climate Change Adaptation Plan

Let’s talk about the weather!

From the 2013 Ice storm to the 2016 summer heat wave and the very cool 2018 spring, Halton Hills has experienced some seemingly strange climate events in the past few years, and this has got people talking. Is it climate change? What will Halton Hills' climate look like in the future? Are we prepared as a community for the changes that lie ahead? What, if anything, should we do as a community to enhance our collective ability to adapt and remain resilient to climate change? These are the questions that the Halton Hills Climate Change Adaptation Project seeks to clarify.

The Climate Change Adaptation Plan:

Launched to fulfill Action 5A of Council's 2014-18 Strategic Action Plan - Develop a Climate Change Adaptation Plan to address community responsiveness and resiliency to climate change - the project involves the following:

1. Completing a localized climate modelling exercise to the year 2100 using historical climate data and internationally-accepted climate models. This key step will enable the Town to understand how climate change is predicted to impact Halton Hills in the future.

2. Identifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities related to climate change that may exist in the Town.

3. Identifying strategies and actions that will reduce or eliminate those vulnerabilities.

The Town has secured a $175,000 grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to fund the majority of the project.

The project was initiated in early 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.




Let’s talk about the weather!

From the 2013 Ice storm to the 2016 summer heat wave and the very cool 2018 spring, Halton Hills has experienced some seemingly strange climate events in the past few years, and this has got people talking. Is it climate change? What will Halton Hills' climate look like in the future? Are we prepared as a community for the changes that lie ahead? What, if anything, should we do as a community to enhance our collective ability to adapt and remain resilient to climate change? These are the questions that the Halton Hills Climate Change Adaptation Project seeks to clarify.

The Climate Change Adaptation Plan:

Launched to fulfill Action 5A of Council's 2014-18 Strategic Action Plan - Develop a Climate Change Adaptation Plan to address community responsiveness and resiliency to climate change - the project involves the following:

1. Completing a localized climate modelling exercise to the year 2100 using historical climate data and internationally-accepted climate models. This key step will enable the Town to understand how climate change is predicted to impact Halton Hills in the future.

2. Identifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities related to climate change that may exist in the Town.

3. Identifying strategies and actions that will reduce or eliminate those vulnerabilities.

The Town has secured a $175,000 grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to fund the majority of the project.

The project was initiated in early 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.




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  • Moved here to drink groundwater.

    by River Doctor, 16 days ago

    When my wife and I were looking for a community in which to settle, we identified Georgetown as a good place to grow because we would be drinking groundwater, not water from Lake Ontario.  As a biologist, I appreciated the long term health benefits of drinking groundwater as opposed to Lake water, "influenced" by industries and larger communities along the Great Lakes waterway.  It's the small town flavour, yet proximity to the jobs and opportunities of the City of Toronto that we value most, but while doing so, we wanted to maintain the health of our children, with one less... Continue reading

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