Library of climate resources

This is a collection of links to climate datasets, tools, guidance and related resources. The sources include the federal government, provincial and territorial governments, national professional organizations, climate consortia and established international organizations. It can be useful for impact, vulnerability and risk assessments, and for adaptation planning.

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Explanation of the different resource types
  • data product - downloadable climate dataset
  • tool - builds on a dataset with further analyses and/or visualization
  • guidance - provides direction on the use of climate information or on conducting climate-related assessments
  • additional resources include educational and awareness-raising material, impact assessments and scientific syntheses

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  • Guidance

    CSA S502:14 (R2019) Managing changing snow load risks for buildings in Canada’s North (Opens in a new Window)

    The objective of this standard is to inform communities on measures for safe roof snow removal from existing buildings and for protection of building occupants and assets from overloading risks due to increasing accumulations and weights. Procedures that can reduce risks for roof and building collapses are outlined, including procedures for monitoring heavy snow and ice accumulations, safe removal of snow on roofs when needed, and for maintenance and snow removal planning.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S503 Community drainage system planning, design, and maintenance in northern communities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard specifies the minimum planning, design, and maintenance requirements for community drainage systems in Canada's northern communities. The purpose of this standard is to increase the capacity of communities and individuals to prepare and implement effective community drainage plans. These plans address both existing and anticipated drainage management challenges arising from deficiencies in past practices, as well as the need to adapt to future changes in climate.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S505:20 Techniques for considering high winds and snow drifting and their impact on northern infrastructure (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard provides guidance to northern infrastructure designers, builders, operators, and owners to address the increased risk of damage to the built environment, including the potential effects of climate change (specifically, risks from higher and more frequent wind loads and from associated snow drifting).
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S6:19 PACKAGE Consists of CSA S6:19, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code and the CSA S6.1:19, Commentary on CSA S6:19, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (Opens in a new Window)

    This is the twelfth edition of CSA S6, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code. This Code is based on limit states design principles and defines design loadings, load combinations and load factors, criteria for earthquake resistant design, and detailed design criteria for the various materials. This Code has been written to be applicable in all provinces and territories. This Code applies to the design, evaluation, and structural rehabilitation design of fixed and movable highway bridges in Canada. There is no limit on span length, but this Code does not necessarily cover all aspects of design for every type of long-span bridge. This Code also covers the design of pedestrian bridges, bicycle bridges, retaining walls, barriers, and highway accessory supports of a structural nature, e.g., lighting poles and sign support structures. This Code does not apply to public utility structures or to bridges used solely for railway or rail transit purposes. This Code does not specify requirements related to coastal effects (e.g., exposure to sea action and icebergs) or to mountainous terrain effects (e.g., avalanches). For structures that can be subject to such effects, specialists need to be retained to review and advise on the design and to ensure that the applicable requirements of other codes are met. For bridges not entirely within the scope of this Code, the requirements of this Code apply only when appropriate. Necessary additional or alternative design criteria are subject to the approval by the owner.
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    CSA S900.1:18 Climate change adaptation for wastewater treatment plants (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard is intended to provide owners of wastewater treatment plants with a comprehensive resource for design, operation, and retrofit criteria that can be implemented to increase the resilience of such plants. This Standard addresses considerations for adapting wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to a changing climate by reviewing climate, regulatory, risk, design, construction, and operations and maintenance aspects. It applies to existing, new, or retrofit/upgrade projects. This Standard provides a user-friendly framework and tool for designers, engineers, and managers to use when designing, constructing, or operating/maintaining WWTPs. This Standard provides guidance on climate change data sources and how to use them in determining impacts on WWTP components. This Standard highlights climate change adaptation measures for building resilience and addressing high-risk scenarios related to WWTPs. This Standard applies to the WWTP itself and its processes and property. It does not apply to collection systems feeding into the plant or to disposal receivers.
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    CSA W203:19 Planning, design, operation, and maintenance of wastewater treatment in northern communities using lagoon and wetland systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard specifically addresses the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of intermittent/seasonal discharge lagoon and wetland systems that are most appropriate for use in Northern regions, where effluent discharge is either difficult or not possible in colder months.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA W204:19 Flood Resilient Design for New Residential Communities (Opens in a new Window)

    The purpose of this Standard is to provide compliance criteria and guidance on the design of flood-resilient new residential communities as it relates to greenfield development. This Standard covers the following considerations: a) design for resilience to address extreme weather events and operational uncertainties; b) storm sewer system design (minor drainage system considerations); c) street design (major overland drainage system considerations); d) sanitary sewer design (wastewater drainage system considerations); e) wastewater pumping station design; and f) considerations for preservation of natural infrastructure and low impact development measures.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA Z240.10.1:19 Site preparation, foundation, and installation of buildings (Opens in a new Window)

    This is the fifth edition of CSA Z240.10.1, Site preparation, foundation, and installation of buildings. Significant changes to this edition address climate change adaptation with revisions and new provisions. This standard is intended to be referenced by regulatory authorities, land-lease community owners, and building designers and installers so that proper on-site installation of buildings can be achieved.
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