Project Timeline


  • - Dr. David Sauchyn:



The objective of this project is to provide the City of Edmonton with projections of the future climate at a municipal scale, that is, on a 3.3 km grid. We are using the WRF Regional Climate Model to dynamically downscale an Earth System Model to a high resolution that will enable us to identify climate risks to municipal infrastructure and public services. By combining these model projections with our 900-year paleoclimate record, we will determine the extent to which the future climate of Edmonton will be outside the range of natural climate cycles. This research will assist city planners, engineers, managers and policy makers in their decision-making in an uncertain future to achieve a resilient community.