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Climate Change

Conservation Authorities Help Build Resiliency to Meet the Challenges of an Uncertain Future

Climate change impacts Ontario's water resources and the effects are expected to escalate as we move into the future.

Some of the impacts that Conservation Authorities have already identified and are responding to include:

  • threats to water quality and supply
  • rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns which create more drought conditions and more frequent severe weather
  • more extreme rainfall which is leads increased flood and erosion problems
  • lowered river flows and warmed surface waters
  • disappearing wetlands
  • degraded biodiversity

Conservation Authorities address climate change through both
mitigation and adaptation.

climate change infographic

Other Resources
Conservation Ontario's comments on the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change's Climate Change Discussion Paper

Adapting to Climate Change- Conservation Authorities on the Front Line
Conservation Ontario Expert Panel on Climate Change and Adaptation- February 19, 2008
View presentation here.