Additional Background


Through a sequence of funding programs, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has long supported Canadian communities and sectors in preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change. For example, under the Regional Adaptation Collaborative (RAC) Program (2008-2012), NRCan supported local communities in identifying their vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change.

Development of the first edition of the Coastal Flooding and Erosion Decision-Support Tool (the tool) was supported NRCan funding. Additional support, financial and in-kind, was provided by: the governments of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island; three regional universities (UPEI, Saint Mary’s, and Dalhousie); and, three private sector partners (NEXUS Coastal Resource Management Ltd., Risk Sciences International (RSI), CBCL Limited).

Development of the tool was overseen by ACASA, managed by UPEI, and lead by Dr. Danika van Proosdij (SMU, Adaptation guidance and selection), Dr. Patricia Manuel (Dalhousie, Land use planning) and Vincent Leys (CBCL, Engineering), and supported by Nexus Coastal and Risk Sciences International.


Date modified: 2022-12-06