The Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions (ACASA) Project is a partnership among the provincial governments of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick, and regional stakeholders including nonprofits, tribal governments, and industry. ACASA applied for and received a grant from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) as part of the Regional Adaptation Collaborative (RAC) Program to build a collaborative effort to address regional climate change impacts. This site primarily provides access to ACASA's projects, publications, and other research outputs that help Atlantic Canadians better prepare for, and adapt to, climate change.
Engineering Tools Adaptation Options, presents over two dozen engineering tools to manage coastal flooding and erosion, describes the suitability of the tools for different coastal conditions and climate change adaptation objectives (e.g. short to... more
The document presents over 50 land use planning tools for coastal climate change adaptation. The tools and examples in this guidance document are the land use planning options of the ACASA web‐based Coastal Community Adaptation Tool. The document... more
Adapting to Climate Change in Coastal Communities of the Atlantic Provinces, Canada provides guidance on strategies and tools to manage climate changedriven sea level rise and coastal flooding and erosion. This set of three guidance documents... more
The purpose of this project was to identify capacity within the Town of Yarmouth to respond proactively to coastal impacts of climate change induced sea-level rise and more frequent extreme weather events. The Town of Yarmouth can use this... more
Researchers have observed that, throughout both the developing and developed world, the impacts of natural hazards are unequal: the most severe consequences are on underprivileged people and areas. This observation has emphasized the importance of... more
Social assets can be anything or anywhere in a community that residents value, that residents see as important, or that increase residents’ enjoyment of their community. Social value adds an important dimension in making a community truly adaptable... more