Gagan Sikand, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville, announced more than $1.3 million to support six climate change projects in Southern Ontario on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.
“All Canadians depend on reliable access to clean water, storm water maintenance, wastewater treatment. and a safe transportation network,” Gagan Sikand, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville. “That’s why our government is taking action—to ensure we mitigate the risks of climate change and provide safe and affordable access to water.”
Funded through the Climate Change Adaptation Program, the projects will focus on water management and infrastructure. Research findings will help communities and decision makers better adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts. These include projects by:
- the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, which seeks to understand the role agricultural adaptation practices can play in reducing the impacts of water shortages on other sectors;
- the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, which will help municipalities cost-effectively use natural infrastructure in stormwater management;
- the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, which will expand training on low impact development, and the use of nature based infrastructure in stormwater systems;
- F. Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd., which will assess infrastructure interdependencies related to flooding in the City of Burlington; and
- Zuzek Inc., which will develop climate change information on future ice conditions and storm extremes for use in coastal infrastructure development, policies, programs, and practices on the Great Lakes.
This announcement is part of the Government of Canada’s plan to cut pollution, grow the economy, and build healthier communities for all Canadians.