FCM Supports Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management

By Todd Westcott 11:35AM September 11, 2018



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Today, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced over $2 million for 41 new initiatives in communities across Canada through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).

Announced by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May Hamm, president of FCM announced the projects announced today will support climate change adaptation and water management.

“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in local infrastructure to support municipalities as they plan, build and maintain their infrastructure more strategically,” said Minister Champagne. “Our investments in green infrastructure will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to a clean growth economy and strengthen the middle class, helping us plan and build the infrastructure of the 21st century.”

One project, supported by MCIP, will allow the Northwest Territories Association of Communities (NWTAC) to host 33 communities for a climate change adaptation forum and charette with the goal of developing a community-centered, territory-wide, strategic, and collaborative approach to adaptation.

“Today’s announcement highlights how municipal leaders, right across Canada, are driving innovation to build more sustainable, resilient, and liveable communities,” said Hamm. “We are proud to see FCM’s programs support local solutions with national impact, contributing to infrastructure renewal and our transition to a low-carbon economy.”

MAMP will help support projects in Brooks, Alberta; Queen Charlotte, British Columbia; and Dalmeny, Saskatchewan. Each community will receive $50,000 to develop potable water, wastewater, and transportation infrastructure master plans; an asset management plan for water and sewer systems; and stormwater study and asset management review, respectively.

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