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Holistic resilience: At the nexus of climate change and COVID-19

As we enter the seasons of flood, heat, and wildfire, how will we weather simultaneous storms in our own backyards? Explore how we can prepare for climate shocks and extreme weather events in the context of COVID-19.   Read more...

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Climate lens assessments

Developed by Infrastructure Canada in June 2018, the Climate Lens helps decision-makers understand the climate change risks associated with the funding, design, construction and operation of large infrastructure projects in Canada.   Read more...

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10 questions to master asset management

Good asset management is mission-critical for maximizing business value — and minimizing unexpected costs or delays down the road. But many firms don’t initially know the right questions to ask. Our Advisory experts list the top 10 questions for a successful asset management process.   Read more...

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Preparing for climate threats with adaptive management

It’s clear that climate change comes with new challenges and greater uncertainty. How should municipalities factor that uncertainty into decision-making when thinking about infrastructure investments in a changing environment? Here’s why adaptability is the key.   Read more...

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Adding fuel to the fires

Climate change is expected to cause increasingly frequent and severe wildfires, with potentially catastrophic consequences. How can we take a two-pronged approach to both prevent wildfires from occurring, and manage them when they do happen?   Read more...

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The heat is on: exposure and economic loss in a warming climate

153 billion hours of labour were lost worldwide in 2017 due to heat exposure and related health recommendations.What strategies can an organization and individuals use to optimize labour productivity and the wellbeing of workers in a warming climate?   Read more...

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Reinventing Canada’s power grid with distributed generation

With a shifting climate, demographic changes and looming energy impacts, it’s imperative that we develop resilient methods for power distribution. Here’s why distributed generation (DG) could be a key piece of the puzzle.   Read more...

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Can we influence safe commuter behaviour through design?

How can we design transit systems to help ensure that riders get home safely? This WSP whitepaper shares insights from leading experts on our transportation team.    Read more...

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Big battery storage: the new frontier for electricity?

Our reliance on a stable energy supply can create challenges, especially when integrating renewable sources where output can fluctuate significantly. Can we expand the use of big battery storage to create a reliable, economical electricity supply?   Read more...

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Can we incorporate climate change principles into wastewater infrastructure design?

Climate change will have implications on wastewater infrastructure design and performance, — especially when it comes to wastewater collection and treatment infrastructure. Can we prepare for projected changes in climate, and design our systems today to meet the needs of tomorrow?   Read more...

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Back to wood in the cities of the future

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is already a big challenge – but what happens as the population continues to grow and we are in a hurry to find more sustainable building materials? Innovative solutions are more important than ever to mitigate the impacts of climate change.   Read more...


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Energy efficiency and resiliency: the new urban challenge

Cities around the world have not had much time to adapt to the fast-changing environment they face. Demographic pressure, increased pollution, and new demands must be dealt with. As they grow, cities have had to contend with new realities to bring power to their people.   Read more...


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Aging with grace and dignity, how we can plan for the future

The implications of population aging for almost every aspect of society, including public services, infrastructure, and labour markets, will be profound. Governments, planners of transportation systems and public spaces as well as employers will have to adapt to a highly diverse aging population groups.   Read more...


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What if we can design transit to improve our health?

Transit is linked to both mental and physical health in numerous ways and can be leveraged to improve the overall health of Canadians. Gaps in existing transit systems can be improved to encourage transit usage and provide more pleasant journeys to enhance the wellness of transit users.   Read more...


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Nine ways we can design the built environment to protect our mental health

Mental health is a complex issue, and much of it is biological but engineers, designers and planners of our built environment can protect Canadians’ mental health by incorporating nine critical components.   Read external article now...


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Why the upsurge in microgrid development?

Microgrids represent the next stage in the push toward electrification; a way to reach into the far corners where the big grids cannot go, and where they can go, to make electric service more reliable, clean and less costly.   Read more...