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 Z32-15, Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard applies to essential electrical systems and electrical installations in health care facilities. It helps to protect patients and staff by addressing electrical shock hazards associated with critical electrical systems as well as other aspects of electrical safety, such as fires and interference with proper operation. It ensures that health care facilities safely continue to function in times of catastrophic events such as those brought on by climate change. Clause 6 provides emergency power guidelines to ensure electrical power is continuously provided to the health care facility systems where the interruption of electrical power can jeopardize the safety of patients, staff and visitors.
    Organization:
    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA Z8000-18, Canadian health care facilities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard provides requirements and guidance for the planning, design, and construction of Canadian health care facilities. It addresses crucial aspects of health care facility design and management with the goal of ensuring that facilities safely support medical care and treatment, and essential infrastructure continues to function in times of catastrophic events such as those brought on by climate change. Clause 6 lists requirements for site design criteria, which includes examination of the climate, snow and wind studies, sun and shade studies, environmental site assessments, flood risk analysis, and other hazards. Clause 7 provides requirements for catastrophic event management involving the role of the health care facility and the services provided, including assessing the utility needs of the health care facility and contingency plans or backups in case of temporary or extended periods of loss.
    Organization:
    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    CSA Z8002-19, Operation and maintenance of Health Care Facilities (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard sets out a framework for the operation and maintenance of a health care facility and provides requirements for the essential elements of an Operation and Maintenance program. It applies to buildings and architectural systems, site elements related to the building and its functions, systems, equipment, and services, as well as organizational policies and procedures. Continuity management is addressed in Clause 7 in the event of catastrophic events such as those brought on by climate change. The standard requires that each facility shall develop, implement, evaluate, maintain, and continually improve an emergency and continuity management program that includes plans for prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in case of emergencies (natural, human-caused, or technological incidents that can occur anytime and anywhere).
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    NISI Standards and Climate Change in Canada's North (Opens in a new Window)

    This no-charge course serves as an introduction to the most important considerations regarding the effects of extreme weather, climate change and changing environmental conditions have on northern infrastructure.T he course presents the requirements featured in the National Standards as part of the Northern Infrastructure Standardization Initiative (NISI) that were developed to address the impact of climate change on infrastructure in Canada's North. Course participants will learn how climate change can be considered in infrastructure planning, design, development and management and participants will also gain a general understanding of which infrastructure and hazard types NISI standards currently address.
    Organization:
    Canadian Standards Association
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    • Adaptation planning
    • Educational and awareness-raising material
    Guidance

    PLUS 4013-F (2e ed. Pub. 2012) Development, interpretation and use of rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) information: Guideline for Canadian water resources practitioners (Opens in a new Window)

    This technical guide supports the development, interpretation and use of rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) information by Canadian water resources practitioners. Climate change is addressed in a stand-alone chapter.
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    Canadian Standards Association
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    • Scientific synthesis
    Guidance

    W200-18 Design of bioretention systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard provides requirements and recommendations for the design of bioretention systems intended for the management of urban stormwater runoff. The following types of bioretention systems are covered by this Standard: a) bioretention with underdrain and with no underdrain; b) biofilters (impermeable liner); and c) bioretention planters and bioretention bump-outs (curb extensions). The following sub-types of bioretention systems are not covered by this Standard: a) bioswales; b) tree trenches or pits; and c) rain gardens. Design and performance criteria considers the following: a) volume reduction criteria; b) water quality improvement criteria.
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    CSA Group
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