Douglas Pimlott Memorial Lecture
ABSTRACT: The spatial focus of...
The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) presents a Two-Part Webinar Series:
Collaboration to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change:
An emerging trend in climate change risk management is a systems perspective considering the interdependencies of infrastructure providers. The first webinar provides an overview of how the City of Toronto has engaged internal divisions and external organizations, such as Toronto Hydro and other utilities, to better understand and manage climate risk. The second webinar provides a more detailed look at how Toronto Hydro is taking practical actions to adapt to climate change.
Part 1: Interdependencies and Multi-sectoral Climate Change Risk Management
Over the last 30 years, David has worked for over a dozen sectors in environmental risk management across Canada, including seven electrical and gas utilities in five Canadian provinces. For the last 10 years, as Senior Environmental Specialist in the City of Toronto, David has focussed on collaboratively assessing and managing risks associated with climate change in Toronto. His work engages infrastructure and social service providers on issues of business continuity, cost avoidance and consideration of vulnerable populations. He is a frequent public speaker, university level instructor and former Certified Environmental Auditor. David holds a MA in Environmental Geography and BSc in Environmental Science. He is a member of the Engineers Canada Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) and is one of Toronto's staff liaisons with C40.