Steps completed

Scenarios and risks (Préparatory step)

Flood and erosion risk analysis for Néguac

Technical and scientific work done in 2018

Partners: Coastal Zones Research Institute Inc. (Valorēs), Groupe Regenord Inc., The Acadian Peninsula Regional Service Commission, Department of Environment and Local Government, Department of Energy and Resource Development and Université de Moncton, Shippagan campus


  • High-resolution elevation model based on LiDAR data
  • Sea level rise and storm surge level projections
  • Shoreline recession and advancement projections
  • Database of infrastructure at risk based on various flood and shoreline recession scenarios

Aubé, M., Hébert, C., Simard, I. et Chelbi, M. 2019. Analyse de risque d’inondation et d’érosion pour Néguac

Priorities and potential strategies

Strategic planning exercise by a working group from Néguac from fall 2019 to winter 2020.

Members of the working group : Adrien Robichaud, Gérard Robichaud, Philippe J. Breau, Pierre Godin.

Facilitation: Valores (Coastal Zones Research Institute)

The areas to be given priority are the:
1) Hay Island
2) Neguac wharf
3) Residences of Néguac central sector.
4) The school sector
5) Haut-Néguac sector
6) Bas-Néguac sector

The main recommendations of the working group concern the communication to citizens of the risks of erosion and flooding and establish prevention protocols via individual emergency plans. The working group also recommends including an inconstructible setback zone delimited by the coastline projected for 2100 in the Neguac development plan, as well as an accommodation zone where construction would be permitted but under certain conditions . These recommendations, which constitute a preliminary selection of adaptation strategies, will be submitted to the public for opinion during the second phase of the project, before the final drafting of Néguac's adaptation plan to climate change is started.

Cess, M., Pirlet, M., Grandprez, T., Haché, F. et Simon, M. 2020. Adaptation aux changements climatiques phase 1- Exercice de planification stratégique de la municipalité de Néguac

Adaptation plan's writing

The Municipality of Neguac has completed the process leading to the development of its Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

The final selection of actions in the plan was made following public consultation that took place in the fall of 2021.

An implementation plan has been developed including details of when and how the actions will be carried out.  The implementation plan will be updated as needed.

Report :
VALORES, 2022. Plan d'adaptation aux changements climatiques de Néguac

Implementation plan

The municipality is starting to put the plan to action in 2022.

A public consultation has been held. Description's here : 
Info - Public consultation

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.