How we manage extreme weather

Because we're situated between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, we get a lot of severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds. Our sloping terrain, and many creeks, ravines, and greenbelts, amplify many of the impacts of severe weather.

How we're managing extreme weather

A gate added to a creek to prevent debris flow

Stormwater management

We are developing an Integrated Stormwater Management Plan (ISMP) to guide how we deal with stormwater, with the goal of balancing land use and development planning with environmental concerns.

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Climate change adaptation

Our Climate Change Adaptation Strategy will help us respond to the social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate change, while reducing the carbon emissions that contribute to further change.