How will we respond to the clear threat to Canada’s infrastructure?
Proactive adaptation—strengthening existing infrastructure and ensuring that new infrastructure is designed for a rapidly changing climate—can dramatically reduce the damage and disruption we face.
The Tank Hill Underpass near Lytton, B.C., is pictured on Nov. 17, 2021, after being wiped out by intense storms. Governments and policy makers need to accelerate progress in key areas to address Canada’s rapidly growing infrastructure adaptation gap in the face of climate change, writes Ryan Ness. Photograph courtesy of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation