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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    C22.1-18 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (24th edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations (Opens in a new Window)

    For 90 years, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I has been the original, Canadian-based safety standard; developed and updated to better protect electrical workers and help make electrical installations and equipment safer. The Code promotes improved consistency in electrical installations from coast to coast across Canada. Updated to reflect the latest advancements in technology and incorporating considerations for renewable energy, the Code helps support the work of electrical workers no matter how complex their projects are. The CE Code Part I, along with third-party Certification of components and regulation, forms the basis of the Canadian Electrical Safety System – helping to keep electrical workers and equipment safer, minimize costly reworks and enhancing productivity. Planned updates for the 2021 edition include requirements and considersations for adding resiliency to infrastructure.
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    CSA C22.3 NO. 1:20, Overhead Systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard, which forms part of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part III provides requirements for overhead systems and includes electric supply and communication circuits that are installed alone, in joint use, or in proximity to each other or other facilities. This Standard presents a choice between deterministic and reliability-based design methods. Reliability based design methods are covered by CSA C22.3 No. 60826. An interim amendment is planned for release in 2022 as an output to a review of climate change adaptation focussed proposals for change.
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    CSA C22.3 NO. 7:20, Underground systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard, which forms part of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part III, covers the requirements for construction of underground systems and includes electric supply and communication circuits that are installed alone, in joint use, or in proximity to each other or other facilities. An interim amendment is planned for release in 2022 as an output to a review of climate change adaptation focussed proposlas for change.
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    CSA PLUS 4011.1:19 Technical Guide: Design and construction considerations for foundations in permafrost regions (Opens in a new Window)

    This Guideline is a companion document to CSA PLUS 4011, Technical Guide: Infrastructure in permafrost: A guideline for climate change adaptation. It is intended to assist developers, designers, the general public, and other stakeholders understand the permafrost terrain of Canada, as well as the general selection process and choices for permafrost foundations and their limitations.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S37-18 Antennas, Towers, and Antenna-Supporting Structures (Opens in a new Window)

    This National Standard of Canada applies to structural antennas, towers, antenna-supporting structures, and roof- and wall- mounted structures, including their components, such as guys and foundations. It covers the structural design, fabrication, and erection of new structures and the modification of existing structures.
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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 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 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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