Resilience & Climate Adaptation

  • Climate change from the front lines: How the conversation is evolving in the Arctic

    Climate change from the front lines: How the conversation is evolving in the Arctic

    Alaska’s Climate Change Roundtable focused on 4 major themes: mitigation, adaptation, research, and response

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  • Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—after the hurricanes

    Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—after the hurricanes

    Resiliency and coastal restoration experts say severe storm recovery starts with preparedness

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  • In resiliency, if we’re not focused on data and technology, we’re in trouble

    In resiliency, if we’re not focused on data and technology, we’re in trouble

    Data collection and its impact on our risk should be a no-brainer, but is it? GIS and information management helps give a clear picture

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  • Published in Alaska Public Media: New study on Arctic warming: Was 2017 a tipping point?

    Published in Alaska Public Media: New study on Arctic warming: Was 2017 a tipping point?

    Scientists share information on dramatic changes in the Pacific Arctic ecosystems and what the warmer water means

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  • The level-up strategy: Responding to sea level rise in coastal communities

    The level-up strategy: Responding to sea level rise in coastal communities

    To adapt to the growing threat of floods, low-lying communities must change the way they build

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  • 6 approaches to water management that can help address climate change

    6 approaches to water management that can help address climate change

    To create a sustainable future, we must scrutinize water management through a climate resilience lens

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  • Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Rising sea levels. Catastrophic storms. Battered shorelines. What’s the measurable impact of climate change on our coastal communities, and how can we respond?

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  • Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    From 3-D models to thermal infrared scans, the information drones provide is transforming community development and environmental services

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  • Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    It’s important to perceive threats—from hurricanes to pandemic disease—and plan for them. Here are 3 tech advancements to help build resiliency.

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  • Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Drone technology is helping Puerto Rico rebuild with resilience following 2017’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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  • Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    A Resilient Infrastructure Investment Matrix helps analyze vulnerable areas by identifying and ranking their risk profiles

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world

    From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world

    Today’s urban communities are challenged by crumbling infrastructure. As our cities densify, exploring systems thinking is critical to a resilient future.

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  • How advances in computer simulations can lead to more resilient coastlines

    How advances in computer simulations can lead to more resilient coastlines

    Advanced numerical modeling technology allows engineers to simulate complex and changing conditions for more successful and resilient projects

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  • Published in Environment Magazine: Building a resilient New Orleans

    Published in Environment Magazine: Building a resilient New Orleans

    Stantec’s Dan Grandal reports on how New Orleans is managing storm water whilst at the same time making the city more resilient to climate change

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  • Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    How can cities harness rainwater? It starts with making the decision to forget about paving—and choosing to lead with landscape.

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  • The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    Recent legislation will enable municipalities to develop integrated approaches to wastewater and stormwater management

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  • Power through the storm: Improved style, function, and design for a more resilient grid

    Power through the storm: Improved style, function, and design for a more resilient grid

    A post-Sandy hardening program illustrates the role innovative design and community engagement play in the future of power delivery

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  • Published in Waterbriefing: Helping the UK water sector deliver net zero carbon emissions

    Published in Waterbriefing: Helping the UK water sector deliver net zero carbon emissions

    Stantec’s Adrian Johnson discusses the journey to delivering transformational change and sustainable outcomes for customers, communities and the environment

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  • Waste not, want not: Turning human waste into a renewable-energy source for buildings

    Waste not, want not: Turning human waste into a renewable-energy source for buildings

    Tapping into wastewater can help heat buildings in the winter and cool them in the summer—saving more than 50% of energy consumption costs

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  • Stantec named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Smart City Partners

    Stantec named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Smart City Partners

    List includes organizations integrating sustainable infrastructure, advancing smart mobility, and using big data analytics to inform policy

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