Climate Change Adaptation Plan

What's happening with our weather?

From ice storms to heat waves and unseasonable temperatures, Halton Hills has experienced some seemingly strange weather over the past few years. These unusual climate events have affected the lives of our residents and have our community talking:

  • Is it climate change?
  • What will Halton Hills' climate look like in the future?
  • Are we prepared as a community for any changes that lie ahead?
  • What, if anything, should we do as a community to adapt and remain resilient to climate change?

These are questions that we plan to clarify with the Halton Hills Climate Change Adaptation Project.


What is The Climate Change Adaptation Plan?

This project will assess our community’s ability to respond to, and stay resilient against changes that may be brought on by unusual weather events, gradually increasing temperatures and altered rain and snow patterns. It will centre around the needs and values of the Halton Hills community and involve the following:

  1. Determining how the climate of Halton Hills has changed over the years and how climate change is predicted to impact Halton Hills until the year 2100 (through a localized climate modelling exercise that will use historical climate data and internationally-accepted climate models – learn more).
  2. Identifying how the Town could be vulnerable to climate change and prioritizing the potential risks.
  3. Identifying strategies and actions that will reduce or eliminate any identified vulnerabilities.

The project was launched in early 2017 to fulfill Action 5A of Council's 2014-18 Strategic Action Plan - Develop a Climate Change Adaptation Plan - and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.

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


Halton Hills Need your Help

Creating a Climate Change Adaptation Plan that works for Halton Hills means addressing the needs and concerns of our residents. You can help us understand your views, awareness of and interest in climate change by submitting your story and/or completing a short survey.




What's happening with our weather?

From ice storms to heat waves and unseasonable temperatures, Halton Hills has experienced some seemingly strange weather over the past few years. These unusual climate events have affected the lives of our residents and have our community talking:

  • Is it climate change?
  • What will Halton Hills' climate look like in the future?
  • Are we prepared as a community for any changes that lie ahead?
  • What, if anything, should we do as a community to adapt and remain resilient to climate change?

These are questions that we plan to clarify with the Halton Hills Climate Change Adaptation Project.


What is The Climate Change Adaptation Plan?

This project will assess our community’s ability to respond to, and stay resilient against changes that may be brought on by unusual weather events, gradually increasing temperatures and altered rain and snow patterns. It will centre around the needs and values of the Halton Hills community and involve the following:

  1. Determining how the climate of Halton Hills has changed over the years and how climate change is predicted to impact Halton Hills until the year 2100 (through a localized climate modelling exercise that will use historical climate data and internationally-accepted climate models – learn more).
  2. Identifying how the Town could be vulnerable to climate change and prioritizing the potential risks.
  3. Identifying strategies and actions that will reduce or eliminate any identified vulnerabilities.

The project was launched in early 2017 to fulfill Action 5A of Council's 2014-18 Strategic Action Plan - Develop a Climate Change Adaptation Plan - and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.

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


Halton Hills Need your Help

Creating a Climate Change Adaptation Plan that works for Halton Hills means addressing the needs and concerns of our residents. You can help us understand your views, awareness of and interest in climate change by submitting your story and/or completing a short survey.




What do you value most about living in Halton Hills? 

Post a picture, image or video here that represents the Town for you. 


Thank you for sharing your story.

Ajax loader transparent
Didn't receive confirmation?
Seems like you are already registered, please provide the password. Forgot your password? Create a new one now.
Cancel
  • Moved here to drink groundwater.

    by River Doctor, about 1 year 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

    You need to be signed in to add your comment.

    comment
    Submitting your comment
    Cancel