Climate Actions by Metro Vancouver

  • We Love Water
    Metro Vancouver provides clean, safe drinking water through its member municipalities for nearly 2.5 million residents in the Lower Mainland. The We Love Water campaign expands awareness of the quality of this water and encourages a year-round reduction in indoor and outdoor personal use.
  • Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant
    The Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Project is a new plant that will be built to replace the existing primary level treatment plant in Richmond, BC. It will be located on the site of the existing wastewater treatment plant on Iona Island. Among other design priorities is adaptation to sea level rise and storm surges.
  • Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Projects
    Metro Vancouver is undertaking the Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Projects to continue to protect public health and the environment in a growing region. Improvements include adapting to sea level rise from climate change.

  • North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Metro Vancouver is building a new wastewater treatment plant to serve the North Shore communities. Among other priorities the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant design will take into account climate change (sea level rise).

  • Climate change impacts on precipitation and stormwater for 2050 and 2100 – Technical brief (2018)
    Engineers, planners, and policy makers use Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) curves in municipal planning and infrastructure design. They are based on historical observations of rainfall. Developing future climate IDF curves is essential for planning for climate change. Metro Vancouver initiated this project to advance the knowledge and adapt to the effects of climate change within the region’s sewerage and drainage infrastructure.