Climate Change Challenges Municipal Infrastructure

July 24, 2008

The number of severe storms and occurences of unusual weather in Canada and the United States is increasing, which is weakening municipal infrastructure such as sewage systems. Extreme weather events are making some areas more prone to chronic flooding and sewage backups because of more extreme storm events driven by climate change. This article in the Vancouver Sun warns that some municipalities should prepare to spend considerable amounts of money to upgrade vulnerable infrastructure.