January 12, 2023 - Updates for Members

Regulatory Corner - January

Canada – Canada National Adaptation Strategy: Building Resilient Communities and a Strong Economy

On November 24, 2022, the federal government released the final draft version of the Strategy for a final 90-day comment period. The Strategy discusses the federal government’s role and approach to preparing for climate change hazards and outlines specific investments aimed at addressing the impacts.

The government announced that $489M have been invested in the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, as well as $59.5M of new funding to accelerate the use of climate-informed codes, standards and guidelines for resilient infrastructures

Information about the Strategy is available at this link.

Ontario – Auditor General of Ontario Report: Management of Hazards and Emergencies in the Environment

On November 30, 2022, the Auditor General of Ontario (AGO) released a series of annual value for money audits, including a specific report on the Management of Hazards and Emergencies in the Environment. Of interest to dam owners, the Audit included a series of recommendations regarding with provincially owned dams, along with the government’s response to those recommendations. The AGO audit included reference to the province’s use of CDA guidelines.

A copy of the Audit is available at this link.