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Closing Panel: Jane Comeault

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Closing Panel: Jane Comeault

  1. 1. Water in the Context ofMetro VancouverJane Comeault PEng, MESSustainability Strategist<br />Canadian Water Summit<br />Half Full: Out Water Future<br />Toronto<br />17 June 2010<br />
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  3. 3. Metro Vancouver<br />
  4. 4. Three Roles<br />
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  6. 6. Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant<br />
  7. 7. Community Based Social Marketing<br />
  8. 8. http://www.metrovancouver.org/region/tapwater/Pages/default.aspx<br />
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  11. 11. Smart Phone Application<br />
  12. 12. Water Use<br />Residential – 58% of annual consumption<br />
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  14. 14. Seasonal Water Pricing<br />
  15. 15. Climate Change<br /><ul><li>Energy conservation
  16. 16. Energy recovery
  17. 17. Sequestration
  18. 18. Vulnerability (adaptation)</li></li></ul><li>Local Climate Hazards and Impacts<br />Higher mean temperature +2-3 C<br />More rainfall +10-15% …mostly in winter<br />Shrinking snowpack -15% <br />Intense winter storms<br />Increasing wave height<br />Rising sea level +1-1.2 m<br />
  19. 19. Infrastructure Risks<br />Power outages<br />Flooding<br />Water storage for peak season<br />
  20. 20. Thank You<br />

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