Press Release

April 06, 2016

AECOM at the Adaptation Canada National Symposium 2016

AECOM is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the Adaptation Canada National Symposium 2016, a major climate change and resilience conference that takes place from April 12 to April 14 at Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Canada.

The symposium includes three days of plenary and keynote addresses, and concurrent session presentations on topics including adaptation within different local and provincial governments, as well as industry sectors such as mining, forestry, energy, transportation and insurance.

This event brings together industry, government, non-government, academia and practitioners to learn about progress, innovations and current practices in climate change impacts and adaptation. It also highlights the multitude of research, information and tools that have been developed in recent years to understand and manage climate risks.

A changing climate poses a major threat to our communities and infrastructure: flooding, tornados, ice storms and extreme heat events have increased in frequency and severity in recent years, and the trend is projected to continue. AECOM is committed to addressing these issues and works closely with clients and partners from public and private sectors to help them understand these changes, explore options and develop strategies, plans and actions to enhance the resilience of their assets, operations, supply chains and systems in the face of a changing climate.

Several AECOM representatives from Canada and the United States will be attending the symposium, and will be hosting panel discussions and delivering technical presentations on various topics, as follows:

Toronto Hydro Electrical Distribution System
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Name: Chee F. Chan
Tuesday April 12 10:30 – 12:00
Cities Becoming Climate Resilient: Examples
of Available Tools and Canadian Cities Taking Action

Name: Jon Philipsborn, Panel chaired by Chee F. Chan
Tuesday April 12 13:30 – 15:00
Challenges of Private Sector in Helping Canada
Becoming More Resilient

Name: Jon Philipsborn
Wednesday April 13 13:30 – 15:00
Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Municipal
Drinking Water Systems in the Saint-Lawrence River

Name: Chee F. Chan
Wednesday April 13 15:30 – 17:30
The Metrolinx Climate Change Resilience Study
Name: Sue Sherman
Wednesday April 13 15:30 – 17:30
Climate Change Adaptation and Northern Communities
Name:  Elise Foong
Thursday April 14 8:30 – 10:30

“AECOM is a key player in the climate adaptation and resilience industry, having completed a number of studies for major public and private clients across Canada and the world, and being a promoter of sustainable practices to reduce vulnerabilities and create more resilient organizations,” said Jon Philipsborn, climate adaptation practice director for the Americas. ‘’We are leveraging our resources across the company to help us grow this practice and increase our contribution to more resilient cities and businesses by developing and  implementing strategies that will shape a better future.”

For more information, visit Adaptation Canada website.