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TitlePlanning for sea-level rise in Halifax Harbour
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorRichardson, G R A; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division
SourceAdapting to climate change: an introduction for Canadian municipalities; by Richardson, G R A ; Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division; 2010 p. 28-29 Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Planification tenant compte de l'élévation du niveau de la mer au port de Halifax
File formatpdf
ProvinceNova Scotia
Lat/Long WENS -64.0000 -63.5000 44.7500 44.5000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; Government and Politics; Health and Safety; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Education and Training; climate effects; climate; planning; resource management; storms; models; energy conservation; floods; flood potential; storms; sea level changes; erosion; Climate change; Environmental hazards; Weather; Environmental adaptation; Planning; Integrated management; Case studies
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Adaptation Program
Released2010 01 01; 2020 11 13
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This case study describes the pragmatic approach of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in adapting to the impacts of rising sea level. The HRM partnered with scientific and technical experts to obtain data to develop scenarios that speak to the concerns of stakeholders. Recognizing that time is needed to complete the planning process, HRM staff have used development agreements - bilateral contracts between the municipality and the landowner - for a number of waterfront parcels to encourage appropriate development while the formal adaptation plan is being formulated.

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