Community Climate Adaptation Plan (CCA Plan)

Extreme weather events can significantly impact local health and safety, property, infrastructure, water quality and the natural environment. Local research shows we can expect more extreme heat, intense rainfall, freezing rain events, storms and strong winds due to climate change.

The Community Climate Adaptation (CCA) Plan identifies climate-related risks to Waterloo Region (affecting health, buildings, roads and other structures, water and the natural environment), and includes 36 adaptation Actions to help our community prepare for and respond to these risks. The CCA Plan acknowledges and connects the diverse work on climate change adaptation that is being undertaken and planned for by the Region, Area Municipalities, and other stakeholders across Waterloo Region.


Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on the draft Community Climate Adaptation Plan, which was available for public input between August 14 and October 7, 2019. We reviewed your feedback and prepared a revised version, which was approved by Regional Council on November 13, 2019.


Extreme weather events can significantly impact local health and safety, property, infrastructure, water quality and the natural environment. Local research shows we can expect more extreme heat, intense rainfall, freezing rain events, storms and strong winds due to climate change.

The Community Climate Adaptation (CCA) Plan identifies climate-related risks to Waterloo Region (affecting health, buildings, roads and other structures, water and the natural environment), and includes 36 adaptation Actions to help our community prepare for and respond to these risks. The CCA Plan acknowledges and connects the diverse work on climate change adaptation that is being undertaken and planned for by the Region, Area Municipalities, and other stakeholders across Waterloo Region.


Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on the draft Community Climate Adaptation Plan, which was available for public input between August 14 and October 7, 2019. We reviewed your feedback and prepared a revised version, which was approved by Regional Council on November 13, 2019.