City, NCC preparing for wetter, warmer future

By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, March 21, 2019

The City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission are looking for an expert to tell them how climate change might affect local weather so they can prepare for a wetter, warmer future.

The city and the NCC have issued a joint call for a consultant who can compute meteorological data to show what the next 20 to 80 years might look like in the capital.

Given that we're experiencing some extreme weather events, for example with the flooding, I think there's a need to do this now

- Emily Rideout , NCC
Both already know the broad trends to expect, but say they need quality climate projections specific to the capital region that all departments can work from.

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