Jane Comeault, Metro Vancouver - Water in the Context of Metro Vancouver

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Jane Comeault, Metro Vancouver - Water in the Context of Metro Vancouver

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

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