Steps completed

Scenarios and risks (Preparatory step)

Technical and scientific work done in 2014

Partner: Department of Environment and Local Government

  • high-resolution elevation model based on LiDAR data
  • sea level rise and storm surge level projections
  • shoreline recession and advancement projections
  • database of infrastructures at risk based on various flood and shoreline recession scenarios

Priorities and potential strategies (under way)

The community was not involved in choosing the scenarios. The Shippagan scenarios were selected for purposes of planning and delineating the areas at risk: the 2055 sea level rise scenario, the 100-year storm surge scenario and the 2100 coastline recession scenario.

Proposed zoning for the Pointe-Brûlée LSD:

1) a retreat zone, no construction allowed, as delineated by the 2100 projected coast line and the provincial wetlands.

2) an accommodation zone where construction is allowed within certain conditions corresponding to the flood zone according to the 2055 100-year storm surge scenario.

Map: Adaptation aux changements climatiques : recommandations de zonage pour Pointe-Brûlée afin de minimiser les risques associés aux inondations et à l’érosion côtières.

Aubé, M., Hébert, C. et Doiron, A. 2014. Cartographie des risques d’inondation et d’érosion à Pointe-Brûlée et recommandations pour minimiser les risques

Erosion and flooding
In the example above, see the evolution of coastal erosion in the Pigeon Hill area from 1944 to 2012. Move the arrows!

A rigorous process

Scenarios and risks

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Gain better knowledge of damage risks and risks to human health posed by erosion and flooding.

Maps and zoning

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Delineate areas at risk based on recommendations.

Priorities and potential strategies

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Identify and prioritise elements at stake within risk areas.

Evaluation and strategy selection

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Conduct more extensive studies for some of the adaptation measures under consideration.

Implement plans

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Define the details on when and how the actions will be taken and implemented.

Project progression

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Possible solutions

Adapting to climate change requires the implementation of several complementary measures on the same territory to ensure the safety of both the public and infrastructures. Here are some possible solutions.