Standards for urban infrastructure design in Canada need to be updated

The essential elements needed to manage water-related damage of extreme weather events need to be revisited. Design criteria for municipal infrastructure in Canada is based on 100-200-year extreme events, the reality is that they have been occurring in several Canadian locations once every 10 years.
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UNU-INWEH, FloodNet, University of Alberta, University of Waterloo, McMaster University.
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Action Summaries
Country: 
Canada
AGROVOC keywords: 
policies for urban infrastructure design, Standards for 100-year extreme flooding events