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

    Z800-18 Guideline on basement flood protection and risk reduction (Opens in a new Window)

    The Guideline was prepared to assist relevant stakeholders in the mitigation of basement flood risk for new and existing National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) Part 9 residential buildings. Development of the Guideline was motivated both by current basement flood risk and by the potential for increased risk in many regions of Canada under changing climate conditions. This Guideline covers measures to reduce the risks of basement flooding, and to mitigate the adverse effects on property, public safety, and public health in case of a flood event. It covers existing, new, rebuilt, and renovated houses in rural and urban settings. This Guideline covers all types of ground-related houses, with or without basements, that are considered Part 9 buildings according to the National Building Code (NBC) including a) detached houses; b) semi-detached houses; and c) row houses. Recommendations made in this Guideline are generally appropriate for houses serviced by gravity- based storm, sanitary, combined, or third pipe systems. The types of flood hazards addressed by the measures described in this Guideline are a) overland flooding associated with precipitation events and resulting in the accumulation/ponding of rainwater and/or snow melt in and around ground-related houses; b) storm and sanitary sewer backwater (surcharge); c) infiltration flooding (groundwater seepage); d) plumbing and drainage failures, including failure of sump systems and sewer lateral failure; and e) flooding associated with improper installation of basement flood risk-reduction technologies (see Annex A).
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