Alberta airports bid to become more resilient to climate change 

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The Government of Canada is to invest more than C$290,000 (US$216,000) in Alberta’s airports, to strengthen the transportation system and address the various stressors caused by climate and extreme weather events.

With the funding, which is available through the Transportation Assets Risk Assessment Program, Calgary Airport Authority will develop a screening process to evaluate the potential disruptions that extreme weather could cause to the daily operations of Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport.

“Extreme weather events are occurring more frequently, causing costly damage in our communities. These disruptions have an impact on Canadians who depend on their roads, airports, and other transportation infrastructure to deliver necessities like food and medicine. The government is supporting research projects that are helping Alberta, and the rest of Canada, build its resilience to the effects of climate change,” said Minister of Transport Marc Garneau.

Calgary Centre member of parliament Kent Hehr added, “From floods to fires, Albertans are all too familiar with the dangerous effects of climate change. This funding from our federal government will help the Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport to better evaluate and plan for future extreme weather, and build the resilience of our transportation.”

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