“Much of the oxygen we breathe comes from plants that died long ago. We can give thanks to these ancestors of our present-pay foliage, but we can’t give back to them. We can, however, give forward. When we are unable to return the favor, we can pay it forward to someone or something else.
Using this approach, we can see ourselves as part of a larger flow of giving and receiving throughout time. Receiving from the past, we can give to the future. When tackling issues such as climate change, the stance of gratitude is a refreshing alternative to guilt or fear as a source of motivation.”
In blogs, print media, cable news, forums and in other platforms & conventions whereby climate experts & scientist, world leaders, public officials and the general public get to meet to deliberate matters pertaining to the welfare of human beings, a common topic of debate – which is tearful and very emotional – involves the increase in the frequencies and intensities of unprecedented natural events and catastrophes.
It does not only wreak havoc and mayhem through the massive destruction of property worth millions of dollars (times billions), but puts an end to the lives of scores of the human population in the affected areas while jeopardizing the economic and social statuses of survivors and the country hit by the catastrophe.
As if this is not enough, there are also devastating environmental destructions which also result, a factor which too plays a hand in worsening the statuses of the people in the impact area of the catastrophe.
“Climatism is the belief that man-made greenhouse gases are destroying Earth’s climate.”
— Steve Goreham
Are we safe from natural catastrophes which are increasingly occurring in the world today?
- What if it happens today, or even tomorrow?
- Is there a trend of future catastrophes which might result from rising atmospheric temperatures causing changes in the climate models which humans are used to?
- Are humans wary of the risks of natural catastrophes like droughts or intensified storms such severe tropical cyclones of higher frequencies and intensity?
These are some of the questions which surround such heated debates, though the primary arguments seem to endlessly question the cause of the intensified catastrophes, with most fingers – scientifically and theoretically – pointing towards a herculean monster of rising atmospheric temperatures but going by the variation of global warming.
The arguments, which at times seem to be theatrically managed, perhaps, to pacify humans all over the globe who are astonished and devastated by the magnitude of these destructive hazards, seek to address major initiatives to curtail the greenhouse gaseous emissions.
Though there are clear and serious solutions proposed, the topic seems satirical, because most of the fossil-fueled economies, which of course are the largest contributors of the toxic greenhouse emissions continue to flourish day after day with continued use of energy produced from the fossil fuel plants in industrial production of products and services and while ironic part of this whole drama to poor nations who are lesser parties to these emissions and poorly prepared to deal with the destruction which mostly yields on them.
Why is global warming such a heated debate that pertains calamities?
The melting ice caps and glaciers due to high atmospheric temperatures results to the rise of sea levels which makes the occurrence of natural catastrophes more frequent and severe such as tropical and extra-tropical tornadoes, cyclones, hailstorms, heat waves, bush fires, droughts and storm surges in many parts of the whole globe.
Moreover, the temperature rise has also resulted to new exposures like the hurricanes in South Atlantic. Generally, the whole human race might not be wept out of existence, but will suffer extensive damage, economically, socially and hugely on the environment from such weather-related disasters.
The lives, health and property of humans is really at risk. This calls for interventions by nations to address issues concerning climate changes. Such a conventions and meeting led to the creation of this site as the series of convention meeting were and are still being held today to deliberate on the way forward to curtail greenhouse gaseous emissions.
This site was initially created to showcase programs and information which was used to address the deliberations of the 2nd Climate Change Technology Conference in Hamilton from May 12-15, 2009 which sought to deal with climate changes.
The 2nd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2009) was a Canadian/international forum for engineers, scientists, policy advisory, industry and other stakeholders to share and exchange new information and ideas for dealing with climate change and global warming. It also provided an opportunity for participants to keep abreast of emerging techniques and technologies for the mitigation of and adaptation to, the impacts of climate change.
Climate Change Technology Conference 2009
Workshops – May 12, 2009
Course # 1:
From impacts to adaptation: responding to a changing climate
Organizers: Natural Resources Canada – Ottawa, Ontario
Pollution Probe – Toronto, Ontario
This 3-hour course will provide an overview of the science of climate change and why it is relevant to Canadians, industry, planners and engineers. It is focused on the finding of Canada’s national-scale assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation “From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate”.
It provides broad national and regional perspectives and will be a useful introduction for participants in the Engineers Canada afternoon workshop who are not actively engaged in climate change issues. Each section will consist of a presentation and extended question and answer period.
Part 1- The Scientific Basis
This section will present an introduction to the climate science that underlies our understanding of climate change at the global and national scale. It will include key findings from Working Group I of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report, along with Canadian examples of observed and projected changes in climate.
Part 2 – Adaptation: Key Messages for Decision-Makers
Part 2 of the workshop examines the need for adaptation as a complementary response to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in addressing climate change. Drawing from the synthesis of From Impacts to Adaptation, the session will examine broadly the risks and opportunities that climate change presents for Canada, and the need to integrate considerations of climate change into a wide range of policies, programs and practices.
Part 3- Focus on Ontario – Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions
The final part of the workshop will take a detailed look at what climate change means for Ontario, including impacts on critical infrastructure, human health and economic sustainability. It will also examine steps being taken by the province, municipalities, non-governmental organizations and others to plan or implement adaptation measures.
- Elizabeth Bush, Science Advisor, Climate Change, Environment Canada
- Don Lemmen, Science Manager, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division, Natural Resources Canada
- Dr Quentin Chiotti, Climate Change Programme Director and Senior Scientist, Pollution Probe
Elizabeth has been involved in science assessment activities for many years, first on air quality issues (national assessments of particulate matter and ground level ozone) and then on climate change.
She was a contributing author to the Arctic Climate Impacts Assessment (ACIA), a member of the ACIA Implementation Team, and scientific editor of the Canadian assessment report From Impacts to Adaptation. She currently heads the secretariat for the Canadian focal point to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Dr. Lemmen coordinated the development of the assessment report From Impacts to Adaptation, serving as lead science editor and lead author of the assessment synthesis. He has made invited presentations on climate change adaptation to a wide variety of decision-makers across Canada. Dr. Lemmen is also a negotiator and technical expert on adaptation as part of Canadian delegations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
He has been heavily involved in the UNFCCC’s Nairobi Work Program, developed to assist countries in making informed decisions on practical adaptation on a sound, scientific, technical and socio-economic basis.
Dr Chiotti has a Ph. D. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario, and has worked extensively in the area of climate change since 1993, including working for the Adaptation and Impacts Research Group of the Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada (1995-2002). He has published over 40 articles in scholarly journals and books, including co-editing a book on agricultural restructuring and sustainability.
In addition to being co-lead author of the Ontario Chapter of From Impacts to Adaptation, he was a contributor to the Canada Country Study, the first national assessment on climate change impacts and adaptation.
Course # 2:
Nuclear Energy and Managing Climate Change
Organizers: Doug Boreham (McMaster & Bruce Power)
Climate change is a direct consequence of massive energy consumption through burning of fossil fuels. Presently, nuclear technology affords many different options to mitigate global warming and support an energy transition policy.
Nuclear can provide clean baseload electricity, hydrogen economy, and abundant energy for oil sands applications. This workshop will introduce and educate the audience on the various applications of nuclear energy and address challenges for this technology in today’s society.
1) Nuclear 101 – reactors, fission, how it works.
2) Human Perspectives – climate change and nuclear.
3) Biological effects of low dose radiation exposure from nuclear.
4) Used fuel management and future applications for climate change mitigation.
5) Nuclear energy for electricity, hydrogen economy, and tar sands.
Projecting a future climate: the science, the tools, and what is coming
Organizer: Ouranos Consortium – Montreal, Quebec
This 3-hour course will deal with essential questions associated with the issue of climate change, more specifically climate models and their projections. It will be divided in three parts:
– Part 1 – The emergence of global warming
The physical science behind the processes leading to global warming is very complex and for this reason it took time before overwhelming evidence regarding its reality was collected. The physical basis leading to global warming will be reviewed along with an account of how this concept came to be accepted by the scientific community. The path from the simplest “back of the envelope” computations to the complex climate models of today will described.
– Part 2 – Climate Models: The State of the Art
The more sophisticated and most-used tools for climate change studies are numerical climate models. These models attempt to reproduce the more relevant interactions of the Earth’s climate system following the fundamental physical laws.
In order to do so, very complex computer programs are developed and run in large computer systems. Climate models are still growing in complexity and try to respond to an ever-increasing demand in their capacity to reproduce fine-scale features. In this part, we will discuss the functioning of these models and will stress their strengths and weaknesses.
– Part 3 – Future climate: Possible Scenarios
Climate models produce a massive amount of data that need to be processed and evaluated before being delivered to users. These studies contribute to the characterization of climate change in different geographical regions, different timescales and different fields such as hydrology, forestry or infrastructure maintenance.
The expected changes in a future climate and the associated level of confidence will be discussed in the context of a series of studies. A particular focus will be given to the climate information available for engineering work in Canada.
- Ms Diane Chaumont, Program Co-ordinator for Climate Scenarios
- Mr. Ramón de Elía , Senior Researcher, Climate Simulations
Diane Chaumont holds a Master’s degree in Physical Geography from the Université de Montréal. She took part in many water and sediment sampling campaigns and data analysis in the 1990s, mainly through the St. Lawrence Centre and INRS-ETE. She then joined the Centre de recherche en calcul appliqué (CERCA) to work on twinning hydrological and meteorological models. Since 2003 she has specialized in analyzing observed climate data and developing hydroclimatic scenarios at Ouranos.
Ms. Chaumont has contributed to climate change impact studies on hydroelectric demand and generation, water management in multi-user contexts, agricultural production and climate change impact on infrastructures in Canada. She has co-ordinated the Ouranos Climate Scenarios group since 2006.
Since 2004, Ramon de Elia is a senior researcher within the Climate Simulations Team at Ouranos, a research consortium on regional climate and adaptation to climate change. Ramon obtained his PhD from McGill University in 2000. He has several research publications on climate modelling to his name and was a contributing author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fourth assessment report (2007).
Assessment of Infrastructure Vulnerability to Climate Change
Organizer: Engineers Canada – Ottawa, Ontario
Experts generally agree that the climate is changing. Climate change can affect the way engineered structures are designed, managed and operated.
This workshop will guide participants through a step-by-step process that has been developed to assess infrastructure climate change risk. Techniques demonstrated in this workshop will assist participants to effectively incorporate climate change adaptation considerations into design, development and management of existing and planned infrastructure systems.
The protocol that we will be discussing has been specifically developed to assess climate change adaptation issues for public infrastructure. The protocol has been applied in seven climate change engineering vulnerability assessments covering things such as buildings, roads, stormwater and wastewater treatment, collection systems, and water resource systems.
However, the concepts covered in the workshop may be generally applicable to other engineered structures and systems. The workshop will comprise a formal presentation of climate change engineering vulnerability assessment principles followed by group work case studies conducted by workshop participants, facilitated by the Nodelcorp team. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers to the workshop to aid in the case study analysis.
- Joel Nodelman, P.Eng., President and CEO
Nodelcorp Consulting Inc
- Joan Nodelman, Vice President and CFO
Nodelcorp Consulting Inc.
Joel Nodelman has over 25 years of progressive experience in engineering and management of energy, environment, climate change and sustainable development projects, including industry compliance, emission reduction and other risk mitigation strategies. He is a gifted speaker, facilitator and educator with over a decade of teaching engineering courses in sustainable development and engineering management at the University of Alberta.
Mr. Nodelman has been actively engaged in the ongoing Engineers Canada work on engineering assessment of the vulnerability of Canadian infrastructure to climate change; initially in his role of Chair of the Engineers Canada Environment Committee, followed by day-to-day project coordination as part of the Engineers Canada Vulnerability Committee Secretariat and finally as a technical adviser to the seven case studies conducted under the auspices of the Engineers Canada initiative. He had a central role in the drafting and ongoing refinement of the Engineering Vulnerability Assessment Protocol for public infrastructure.
Mr. Nodelman has a B.Sc. in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering; both from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with APEGGA.
Joan Nodelman has over 25 years of experience in organization, communication, fundraising, education and problem solving in the volunteer sector. She is an accomplished problem-solver who has the unique ability to recognize gaps in organizations, groups and societies and the willingness to step up to develop effective and pragmatic solutions to the problems that she has identified.
Ms. Nodelman provided project management and technical advisory services to the seven case studies conducted under the auspices of the Engineers Canada initiative. She had a central role in the drafting and ongoing refinement of the Engineering Vulnerability Assessment Protocol for public infrastructure.
Ms. Nodelman has a B.Sc. (Biology) from the University of Toronto and B.Ed. and MBA degrees from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Plenary Session 3
Engineering Of Smart Technologies
“Getting Smart: An Overview of Smart Technologies In Power Networks”, Thomas F. Garrity, Moderator, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, Inc.
“A Century of Reaction Brings Crisis and Opportunity”, Malcolm Metcalfe, CTO, Sempa Power Systems Ltd.
“Smart Metering Implementation”, Frank Fabiano, Horizon Utilities, Hamilton, Ontario.
“Integrative Real-Time Geographic Visualization of Energy Resources”, Alexandre Sorokine, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Oakridge, Tennessee.
Parallel Topics Session 6
Mitigation, Adaptation & Education
Mitigation : 6A “Mitigation VI” Chairs: Catherine Mulligan, Nigel Fitzpatrick
An Innovative Treatment Method For An Aqueous Waste From The Enhanced Oil Recovery Process, Mahmood Alimahmoodi, Catherine M. Mulligan, Concordia U.
Emerging Large Scale Solar Heating Applications, Larry McClung, W. P Wong, Science Applications International Corp.
Electric Drive Choices For Light, Medium, and Heavy Duty Vehicles To Reduce Their Climate Change Impact For Canada, Nigel Fitzpatrick, Acquire Innovations, Vancouver.
Modeling: 6B “Modelling VI” Chair: Jack Jesweit
Thermodynamic Contributions of Deforestation To Global Climate Change, Andrew T. Bell.
Design & Analysis of Small Scale Vertical – Axis Wind Turbines for Roof Top Power Generation, John P. Abraham, G.S. Mowry, R.A. Erickson, U. St. Thomas, Minnesota.
Evaluating Effects Of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide On Stability Of Global Climate – A Cell To Cell Mapping Approach, X. Liu, Chonquing U., China, L. Huang & C. Q. Jia, U of T.
Water Budget Studies In Ontario, David Van Viet, Aqua Resources Inc.
Adaptation: 6E “Vulnerability To Climate Change ” Chair: Ross Rettie
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies For The Forest Sector in Canada, M. Johnston, Sask. Research Council, S. Webber, T. Williams & K. Hirsch, Canadian Forest Service, G. O’Neil, BC Ministry of Forests and Ranges,
Roads And Associated Structures: Infrastructure Impacts, Vulnerabilities, And Design Considerations For Future Climate Change, Susan Tighe, U. Waterloo, David Lapp, Engineers Canada.
Adapting Canada’s Northern Infrastructure to Climate Change: The Role of Codes and Standards, Paul Steenhof, CSA.
Science At Work For Canada
“Science at Work for Canada” – NRC’s Strategic approach to providing S&T solutions towards Canada’s priorities in sustainable energy and the environment”, Richard Normandin, Vice President, Physical Sciences, National Research Council
“Climate Change and Sustainable Energy: Actions and Transition to a Lower Carbon Economy”, Marc A. Rosen, President, Engineering Institute of Canada.
“Have Any Lessons Been Learned As A Result Of The Past Two Decades Of Laissez Faire In Fiscal / Monetary Policy, Energy / Environment Policy (or Lack Thereof)”, The Right Honorable Edward Schreyer, Former Governor General of Canada, Moderator and keynote speaker.
Plenary Session 2
Engineering for Adaptation
Title tba, Professor David Pearson, Session Chair & Laurentian University, Chair – Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR).
“The Global Technical Picture of Dealing With Climate Change”, Barry Grear, P.Eng, President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations.
“Adapting to Climate Change: The Insurance Industry’s Role”, Robert Tremblay, Insurance Bureau of Canada.
“Adapting to Climate Change: – Strategies for Municipalities”, Lawson Oates, Director, Toronto Public Works
Parallel Sessions 3
Mitigation, Modelling, Impacts, Policy & Regulation, Adaptation
Mitigation: 3A “Industrial Processes I” Chair: , Nigel Fitzpatrick
Adding Regenerative Burners To Improve Efficiency Of An Aluminum Melting Furnace In A Die Cast Plant Energy and Energy Assess, Denis Lee, BC Hydro, Marc A. Rosen, UOIT.
Mitigation of Climate Change Via A Copper – Chlorine Hybrid Thermochemical Water Splitting Cycle for Hydrogen Production From Nuclear Energy, Mehmet Fatih Orhan, Ibrahim Dincer, Marc A. Rosen, UOIT.
Hydrogen Production From Coal Using Two Carbon Dioxide Capture Sequences Based On Chemical Looping Combustion, N. V. Gnanapragasam, B.V. Reddy & Marc A. Rosen, UOIT
Potential Carbon Mitigation By Vertical Axis Wind Turbines in Urban Regions, Kevin Pope, Greg Naterer, UOIT
Case Study: Practical Engineering Approaches for Assess Future Climate Conditions, Nicole Vadori, Xin Qui, Mike LePage, RWDI Air
The Impact of Climate Change on US Power Grids, Ning Lu, Pak Wong, Lai – Yung Leung & Mike Scott, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Policy & Regulation: 3D Chair – Douglas Lightfoot
Evaluating the Impacts of Energy Supply Technology Options, Bruce Peachey, New Paradigm Engineering.
Lifting the Moratorium on Offshore Wind: the Role of Institutions, Non State Actors, and Competing Ideas, Jennifer Taylor, York U.
Development Decision Support System For Water Resource Management Under Changing Climate, Xianghui Nie, Gordon Huang, U. of Regina
Multi-Criteria Decision Making Analysis Method Of Supporting Adaptation Planning To Climate Change Impacts On Water Resources, Qin, Huang, U. of Regina.
Climate Change and Water Management: Should We Wait Until The Expected Changes Happen, or Can We Already Adapt Based on The Information Available, Uncertain As It Is? , Rene Roy, Claude Demers, Hydro – Quebec.
Parallel Sessions 4
Mitigation, Modelling, Monitoring & Standards, Adaptation.
Mitigation: 4A “Wind Power” Chair: Malcolm Metcalfe
Wind Power In Ontario: Quantifying The Benefits Of Geographic Diversity, Tom Adams, Consultant & Francois Cadieux, U of T.
CFD Modelling Of A Vertical – Axis Wind Turbine For Efficiency Improvement And Climate Change Mitigation, John O. Ajedegba, Greg F. Naterer, & Mark A. Rosen, UOIT & E. Tsang, Zepher Alternative Power Inc.
Urban Small Wind Turbine Applications For Reducing GHG Emissions, S. Tullis, McMaster U.
What Engineers Should Know About Scales for Measuring Primary Energy: Why They Are Necessary and How To Use Them, Douglas Lightfoot, Quebec.
A Method For Constructing Scenarios of Future World Energy Demand, Douglas LIghtfoot, Quebec.
Limits Imposed By Second Law Of Thermodynamics On Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions To The Atmosphere, R. Berthiaume & C. Bow, U. LaVAL, Marc A. Rosen, UOIT.
Quantifying Environmental Sustainability Using An Environmental Footprint Calculator, B. Adam C. Loney, A. Douglas Smith & C. Valerie Chan, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates.
Biomass To Energy: GHG Reduction Quantification Protocols and Case Study, G. Reusing, W. Nolan, G. Kerr & C. Taylor, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates.
Climate (Temperature) Design Criteria for Permafrost Regions Under Climate Change, Igor Holubec, Heather Auld, Sharon Fernandez, B Wang.
Municipalities Acting On Climate Protection – Tools and Techniques To Align Mitigation and Adaptation, D. Causley.
Failure To Adapt Infrastructure: Is Legal Liability Lurking For Infrastructure Stakeholders, S. Gherbaz.
Parallel Sessions 5
Mitigation, Modelling, Monitoring & Standards, Bio-Refining.
Mitigation: 5A “Industrial Processes II” Chair: Nigel Fitzpatrick
Clean Processing Of Sour Gas For Heat / Power Applications, R. Azargohar, A.K. Dalai, U. Saskatchewan.
The Non-thermal Plasma Technologies For Strategy Of Climate Change, Kuniko Urashima, National Institute Of Science and Technology, Japan.
Abatement Of Global Warming Gas Emissions From Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Processes By Non-Thermal Plasma-Catalyst Systems, Jen-Shih Chang, Kuniko Urashima, McMaster U.
Analysis and Comparison Life Cycle Assessments of Ethanol Fuel From Corn, Philip La University of Waterloo, Jesse Fleming, Natural Resources Canada.
Conjugate Heat Transfer With Slip Flow Irreversibilities in PEM Fuel Cell Micro–cooling, E.O.B. Ogedengbe, Energhx Consulting & Marc A. Rosen UOIT.
Carbon Emissions And CES In Manufacturing, Jack Jesweit, Queen’s U, Il-Yong Kim, Queen’s U, P. Nava, Queen’s U.
Méthod Physique D’Estimation D’Une Précipitation Maximale Probable Sur Un Bassin Non Jauge, Josée Beauchamp, Universite de Québec
The Role of Industry Guidelines in Harmonizing Methodology for Estimating GHG Emission Reductions from Carbon Capture and Storage Projects, Karin Ritter, J Keating, T Shires, M Lev-On
Making it Easier for Clean Technologies to Get Returns From GHG Credits, Tom Johnson, Climate – Check.
Establishing a Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Reduction Goal – Case Study, Greg Carli, Shannon Richardson, Connestoga – Rovers & Associates
Assessment Of The Carbon Dioxide Impacts and Energy Balance of Bio Fuels, John Abraham, Fushcia-Ann Hoover, University of St. Thomas
Bio Fuel Merits in Basket of Energy, H Banijamali, A Badakhshani, UOT.
Development of Water Consumption Factors for Biomass Utilization Pathways, Shikhar Singh, Amit Kumar, University of Alberta.
Climate Change Technology Conference,
Hamilton 2009, May 12-15, 2009
This was the program used for the Conference and it was organized into two workshops with a course each.
“Protecting A Future Climate: the science, the tools, and what is coming”, Diane Chaumont & Ramón de Elia.
“Moving From Impacts to Adaptation: Responding to a Changing Climate”, Don Lemmen, NRCan Elizabeth Bush, Env Canada and Quentin Chiotti, Pollution Probe.
“Engineering Vulnerability of Infrastructure to Climate Change”, Joel Nodelman, P.Eng & Joan Nodelman.
Course 2 (Cancelled)
“Nuclear Energy and Managing Climate Change” Canadian Nuclear Society.
Below is the first plenary session of the Climate conference:
OPENING PLENARY 1A -The Big Picture
Vision, Policy, Strategy, Issues, & Opportunities
“The Professional Implications of Climate Change”, Dr. John Boyd Session Chair & Past President Golder Associates,
“It’s the System, Stupid! Reflections on the Role of Services, Currencies, Hydroelectricity, Nuclear and Renewables”, David Sanborn Scott, Vice President, International Association for Hydrogen Energy.
“Engineering the Carbon Cycle in an Energy Hungry World”, David Layzell, Ex. Dir., Institute of Sustainable Energy, Environment, and Economy.
“Energy for Life”. Samuel Rosenbloom, US Department of Energy.
PLENARY 1B -Engineering for Mitigation
Programs and Measures for Green House Gas Reduction
“Carbon Free Energy”, Hans-Holger Rogner, Session Chair & Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA, Vienna, Austria,
“Carbon Capture and Storage In Canada: A Clean Energy Superpower Opportunity”, Eric Beynon, Director, Strategy and Policy, Integrated CO2 Network, ICO2N
“GHG Perspective on Waterfront Revitalization Project”, Lisa Prime, Director of Sustainability, Waterfront Toronto.
“Using Software to Improve Energy Efficiency in Buildings”, David Helliwell – Pulse Energy
Parallel Sessions 1
Mitigation, Modeling, Impacts, Education & Adaptation
Mitigation: 1A “Residential & Commercial Buildings” Chair: David Helliwell
Comparative Study Of Ground Source Heat Pump And Conventional Natural Gas Furnace Systems, T. Yilmaz, I. Dincer, M. A. Rosen, UOIT.
Review of Geothermal Heating And Cooling Of Buildings, C.A. Coles, MUN.
Using Stored Heat Extracted From Air To Reduce Carbon Dioxide Production and Electricity Demand, R. Tolmie, Heat Networks, V. Thomsen (Ret.), St Lawrence College.
Modeling: 1B “Modelling I” Chair: Douglas Lightfoot
Small Scale Renewable Energy Resource Assessment for Newfoundland, K. Fisher, M.T. Igbal & A. Fisher, MUN.
Assessment of Climate Change Scenarios for Saudi Arabia Using Data From Global Climate Models , T. Husain, MUN.
Evaluate Prevailing Climate Change On Great Lakes Water Levels, Monirul Islam, Toronto.
Education: 1D “Education I” Chair: Annette Bergeron
Electronic Teaching (Training) Confrontation With A Natural Disaster Earthquake, Leila Mansourian, Babak Esmailpoor, Saeed Setayeshi.
Injecting “Design” into the Formula, Eric Nay, Ontario College of Art & Design.
Climate Change and Infrastructure Engineers – Addressing the Knowledge Gaps, Jeff Walker, Canadian Standards Association.
Building Climate Change Into Infrastructure Codes and Standards, H Auld, R Morris, S Eng, S Fernandez, D MacIver, D Bernstein, J Klaassen
Adaptation: 1E “Hydro Power Infrastructure” Chair: Chris Feetham
Interdependency Control: Compensation Strategies for The Inherent Vulnerability of Critical Infrastucture Networks, M. DeTao, J. Marti, UBC.
Thermal Protection Of Power Transmission Line Foundations Against Permafrost Due To Climate Change, S. Duan, G.F. Naterer, UOIT.
Hydro Power and Climate Change – Dealing With An Uncertain Future, J. Roberts, Ken Snelgrove & M. Organ, MUN.
Parallel Sessions 2
Mitigation, Modelling, Impacts, Education, Adaptation
Mitigation: 2A “Generation” Chair: Nigel Fitzpatrick
A Greenhouse Gas Solution – Long Term Nuclear Energy and Permanent High Level Waste Disposal by Subduction, F. P. Ottensmeyer, U of T.
Optimizing Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies To Suppress Energy Cannibalism, Joshua M. Pearce, Queen’s U.
Different Scenarios to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Thermal Power Stations in Ontario, Farshid Zabihian, Alan S. Fung, Ryerson U.
Modelling: 2B “Modelling II” Chair: Jen Shih Chang
Assessing Trends In Temperature, Precipitation, and Streamflow Due To Climate Change In The Credit River Watershed, A. Sing, J. Dougherty, C. Simmer & J. Kinkread, Cedar Valley Conservation Authourity.
Integrated Assessment, Water Resources, and Science Policy Communication, E.G.R. Davies, M.K. Akhtar, G. A. McBean & S. B. Simonovic, UWO.
Development Of Energy And Emission Diagrams For The Province Alberta, Veena Subramanyam, Amit Kumar, U of A.
Impacts: 2C “Impacts II” Chair: Bale Reddy
The Life Cycle Greenhouse Emission Implications Of Power And Hydrogen Production For Oil Sands Operations, Jennifer M. McKellar, Joule A. Bergerson & Heather L. MacLean, U of T.
Analyzing Effects on Atmosphere Due To Exhaust Emissions, Yongan Ao, Marc A. Rosen & Yueren Wang, UOIT.
Climate Change Issues in Nepal: Challenges and Perspectives for Future Generations, Regha Raj Regmi, Hari Sharan Khanal.
Education: 2D “Education II” Chair: Annette Bergeron
Launching a New Training Program and Professional Organization to Serve GHG Management Professionals, Tom Johnson, GHG Management Institute.
We Need To Educate Our Students Of The Necessity For Critical Analyses In Their Professional Careers, B. W. Jackson, Queen’s U.
Optimize Knowledge Uptake – Employing Knowledge Management Systems To Drive Principles To Practice, De Yoe, Bio – Trend Systems inc.
An Engineering Based on Love: Responding To Climate Change, George Catalano, State University
Adaptation: 2E “Storm Water Flooding” Chair: Bob Dunn
Stormwater Management: Adaptation And Planning Under Climate Change, A. Maillot, INRS-ETE, S. Duchesne, Consortium Ouranos & G. Pelletier, U. Laval
Urban Flood Perceptions and Mitigative Behaviours, Peterborough, Edmonton & Toronto, Sandink, Institute Catastrophic Loss Reduction.
Assessing Our Vulnerability To A Changing Climate, Keats, Government of Newfoundland.
Changing Climate Conditions in Upper Thames River Basin, Simonovic Slobodan, University of Western Ontario.