This research will allow us to develop a risk profile for the Canadian water sector. We will have two principle outcomes: a full report on threats and risks to the Canadian water sector, and recommendations for improving water safety and security practices across the country.
Hurricane Rita caused nine deaths after it slammed ashore near the Texas-Louisiana border in September 2005. Ironically, 28 people were killed in the mass evacuation before the storm.
In August 2015, Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) began an 18-month, $150-million project to re-deck the suspended spans of the Macdonald Bridge.This significant technical achievement has been dubbed The Big Lift, and it is only the second time in history the suspended spans of a bridge have been replaced at night and in use during the day. The impact will be significant—up to 48,000 vehicles, 700 cyclists and 750 pedestrians cross the Bridge...
The CIP Initiative partnering to study measures to strengthen resilience in the Canadian water sector
The project was announced by the Government of Canada on July 17, 2015, as part of the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP).We are partnering with the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and Public Safety Canada on this research.
Philip J. Boyle, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology & Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo wrote a brief summary of our March 6th workshop on Critical Infrastructure in Context.