Media Advisory - National Survey of Canada's Infrastructure Engineers on Climate Change issues unveiled by Canadian Standards association

    TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a leading
developer of standards and codes, today officially announces the availability
of the results of its National Survey of Canada's Infrastructure Engineers
about Climate Change.
    The survey, produced by the Canadian Standards Association, indicates
that a large majority (82%) of infrastructure engineers believe that the
potential impacts of climate change should be considered when making decisions
in the design and maintenance of Canada's infrastructure. Climate change
impacts include more frequent and intense storms, flooding and water
shortages, and changes in historical climate conditions such as the amount of
wind, snow and ice.
    The survey polled more than 2,000 licensed infrastructure engineers about
their current level of awareness regarding technical issues related to climate
change, their perspectives on needs and priorities to address climate change
issues, and implications for university engineering curricula and professional
development programs aimed at infrastructure engineers. Approximately 1,800 of
CSA's more than 9,000 members are involved in the maintenance of more than 200
codes and standards that relate to water, energy, transportation, and
buildings issues.
    The National Survey of Canada's Infrastructure Engineers about Climate
Change is available in English to the media and public for free online at
    A French version of the survey will also be posted upon translation.

For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, (416) 747-2620,

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