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Adaptation of Living Environments
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Study on the impacts of climate change on municipal finances in Quebec

This study aims to measure the impact of climate change on the budgetary items of Quebec's municipal organizations.

Scientific manager(s) : Charles-Antoine Gosselin & al., WSP Canada Inc
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2022
Étude sur l’impact des changements climatiques sur les finances publiques des municipalités du Québec
Gosselin, Charles-Antoine
French
Economy . Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Quebec’s ski system in the face of climate change

This study on the Quebec ski system in the face of climate change will facilitate access to historical and future climate data on snow on the ground throughout Quebec and to understand the vulnerabilities of the system.

Scientific manager(s) : Clara Champalle and Ursule Boyer-Villemaire, Ouranos
Adaptation of Living Environments
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Integrating water issues into the development of a climate change adaptation plan for a rural RCM – A case study of Les Sources RCM

This project will improve the consideration of water resources in the context of regional adaptation to climate change in rural areas through the identification of hazards in the area and the assessment of municipalities’ adaptive capacity.

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Webster, Université de Sherbrooke; Joanie Gagnon, Université de Sherbrooke
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2022
La prise en compte de l'eau en contexte de changements climatiques par une MRC rurale
Gagnon, Joanie
French
Health
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Climate change and heat vulnerabilities of Canadian workers

This project examined the relationship between summer weather and the health of workers in five Canadian provinces. It has generated new knowledge that can guide decision-makers and prevention stakeholders.

Scientific manager(s) : Campagna, Céline (INSPQ)
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2021
Climate change and heat vulnerabilities of Canadian workers: Focus on the Central and Western provinces of Canada
Campagna, C.
English
Economy . Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Diagnosis of the Quebec ski system’s vulnerability to climate change

This project will assess the vulnerability of the Quebec alpine ski system to climate change and identify risks and opportunities for intervention.

Scientific manager(s) : Clara Champalle et Ursule Boyer-Villemaire, Ouranos
Health
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
The indoor temperature of dwellings in Montérégie: A better understanding for better interventions

The data from the project sheds light on the early symptoms of heat effects. It can be used by health and community workers during home visits to adapt care.

Scientific manager(s) : Kareen Nour; Isabelle Tardif, CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre
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2022
Température intérieure des logements en Montérégie : mieux comprendre pour mieux intervenir
Tardif, I., Nour. K
French
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Development of a model of the uncertainty associated with the traditional measurement of water surface profiles during floods for rivers in southern Québec

This project facilitates, among other things, the identification of sources of uncertainty associated with traditional water surface profile measurements using real-time kinematic positioning (GNSS-RTK).

 

Scientific manager(s) : Geneviève Marquis, hydrogéomorphologue; JFSA et associés; Mélanie Trudel, UdeS; Nadeau-Fournier Arpenteurs-Géomètres, Videns analytics
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2022
Développement du modèle d’incertitude associé à la mesure traditionnelle des lignes d’eau lors de crues pour les rivières du Québec méridional
Marquis. G., JFSA et associés
French
Previous theme
Programmation antérieure
Project completed
Adaptation strategies for maintaining harbour and shipping activities in the St. Lawrence in a contexte of climate change : declining water levels in the St. Lawrence / Great Lakes system

In light of the results obtained, the scope of the expected water-level declines will require equally significant adaptation measures.

Scientific manager(s) : Pierre D'Arcy, Pêches et Océans Canada
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2005
Changements climatiques et transport maritime sur le Saint-Laurent : étude exploratoire d'options d'adaptation
D'Arcy, P., Bibeault, J.-F., Raffa, R.
French
Previous theme
Programmation antérieure
Project completed
Impact of climate change on Canadian river basins and adaptation strategies for the hydropower industry

The results of this project have produced better tools and methods that hydropower companies can use to incorporate the impacts of climate and climate changes on the power production of their installations.

Scientific manager(s) : Robert Leconte, Université de Sherbrooke
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2012
Impact of climate change in Canadian river basins and adaptation strategies for the hydropower industry
Leconte, R.
English
Outside Programming
Hors programmation
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A collaborative governance approach to critical systems risk assessment

The involvement of the MRCs resulted in a better understanding of the notion of essential systems as well as greater awareness of the impact of climate change on essential systems and the importance of considering their vulnerabilities from an adaptation perspective.

Scientific manager(s) : Marie-Christine Therrien, ENAP; Benoît Robert, Polytechnique Montréal
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2020
Démarche de gouvernance collaborative d'appréciation des risques des systèmes essentiels
Baril, G., Hémond, Y., Lépine, C., Préval, J.,…
French
Outside Programming
Hors programmation
Project completed
Elements of a frame of reference for evaluating adaptation to climate change : the RAC-Quebec case

This project made available for practitioners in the assessment of climate change adaptation a list of indicators collected and categorized in a logical structure that can be implemented and adapted according to context and assessment requirements.

Scientific manager(s) : Moktar Lamari, CREXE
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2012
Éléments pour un référentiel d'évaluation en adaptation aux changements climatiques : le cas de l'ICAR-Québec
Crowley, M., Marceau, R., Risse, N., Jacob, J.,…
French
2013
Elements of a frame of reference for evaluating adaptation to climate change : the RAC-Québec case
Crowley, M., Marceau, R., Risse, N., Jacob, J.,…
English
Outside Programming
Hors programmation
Project completed
Economic assessment of ecological goods and services in a changing climate

This project provides monetary valuations of ecological goods and services that can be used in cost-benefit analyses, assessments of damage, or quantifying compensation for environmental damages using the benefit transfer method. It can serve to guide the choice of the most relevant valuation method for each type of ecological goods and services and analytic situation.

Scientific manager(s) : Jean-Pierre Revéret, AGECO
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2013
L'évaluation économique des biens et services écosystémiques dans un contexte de changements climatiques
Dupras, J., Revéret, J.-P., He, J.
French
Outside Programming
Hors programmation
Project completed
Presentation of economic incentives related to adaptation to climate change

The lessons learned, the choice recommendations and the implementations can be used by other municipalities when incorporating economic tools in the management of their climate change adaptation strategy.

Scientific manager(s) : Jean-Pierre Revéret, AGECO
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2014
Présentation d'incitatifs économiques en lien avec l'adaptation aux changements climatiques
Revéret, J.-P., Michaud, C., Brodeur, C., Chochoy…
French
Previous theme
Programmation antérieure
Project completed
Evolution of high marshes in the St. Lawrence freshwater estuary and protection strategies for at-risk species within a climate change perspective

This project made it possible to provide important information, thereby giving specialists better tools with which to model marsh evolution based on climate change with a view to protecting at-risk environments.

Scientific manager(s) : Najat Bhiry, Université Laval
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2013
Évolution des hauts marais de l'estuaire d'eau douce du Saint-Laurent et stratégies de protection des espèces en situation précaire dans une perspective de changements climatiques
Bhiry, N., Cloutier, D., Couillard, L., Gervais,…
French
Previous theme
Programmation antérieure
Project completed
Climate change impacts on flood volume and frequency

This project made it possible to produce information to integrate the influence of climate change into the plans of reconstruction or construction of new power plants the ensure the safety of the equipment; plan for probable changes in extreme flood events in order to benefit from the probable increase in hydroelectric production; evaluate various post-processing methods for climate data, which are essential to various studies leading to adaptation.

Scientific manager(s) : Jacinthe Clavet-Gaumont, Ouranos; Nathalie Thiemonge, Hydro-Québec
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2014
Impact de la méthode de post-traitement sur la période de référence et sur le signal de changement hydrologique
Clavet-Gaumont, J.
French
2014
Impact des changements climatiques sur les volumes de crues fréquentielles
Thiemonge, N., Clavet-Gaumont, J., Merleau, J.
French
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Development of the regional climate profile of Nunavik

The project will provide access to advanced-level climate information that is not available to date, from a regional perspective, for the North.

Scientific manager(s) : Isabelle Charron, Ouranos ; Diane Chaumont, Ouranos
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2015
Élaboration du portrait climatique régional du Nunavik
Charron, I.
French
Climate Science and Climate Services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Assessment of Future Climate Conditions in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin

This project has increased knowledge of the components of Great Lakes water supply based on observations of their variability and associated uncertainties.

Scientific manager(s) : Daniel Nadeau, Université Laval; Biljana Music et Anne Frigon, Ouranos
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2019
Assessment of the Laurentian Great Lakes’ hydrological conditions in a changing climate
Mailhot, E., B. Music, D. F. Nadeau, A. Frigon, R…
English
2015
Present and Future Laurentian Great Lakes Hydroclimatic Conditions as Simulated by Regional Climate Models with an emphasis on Lake Michigan-Huron
Music, B., A. Frigon, B. Lofgren, R. Turcotte, J…
English
Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
A hydrological model that incorporates the energy balance (EVAP-2)

The overall objective of this project is to develop an operational framework for climate projection for hydrological applications, in cold regions.

Scientific manager(s) : François Anctil, Université Laval; Biljana Music, Ouranos
Extreme Events
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Post-processing of extreme precipitation projections in southern Quebec

This project puts forward a technique for parametric post-treatment of extreme precipitation in climate models by operationalizing work already underway at Ouranos and Polytechnique Montréal.

Scientific manager(s) : Gabriel Rondeau-Genesse, Ouranos; Jonathan Jalbert, Polytechnique Montréal
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2020
Production des scénarios climatiques pour les projets : impact des changements climatiques sur les débits au Québec (cQ2)
Braun, M. et Rondeau-Genesse, G.
French
Health
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Study of health vulnerabilities to extreme weather events and development of alert thresholds for Québec

This projet will help refining the development of meteorological thresholds for health alerts for several situations of extreme importance for health-related climate change adaptation, for Québec and Canada.

Scientific manager(s) : Fateh Chebana, INRS-ÉTÉ; Céline Campagna, INRS
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2022
Étude des vulnérabilités sanitaires aux événements météorologiques extrêmes et élaboration de seuils d'alerte pour le Québec
Chebana, F., Campagna, C., Ouarda, T., Gosselin,…
French
Adaptation of Living Environments
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Inequalities and climate change adaptation solutions

This project examines the inequality issues associated with climate change adaptation solutions. The resulting recommendations will make it possible to establish an impact and vulnerability analysis framework that is adapted to Quebec.

Scientific manager(s) : Nathalie Bleau, Ouranos; Lorène Cristini, Observatoire québécois des inégalités
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2022
Inégalités et solutions d’adaptation aux changements climatiques
Després, Émilie
French
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project starting
Developing education on the spatialization of flood hazards in secondary schools in Quebec

This project will, among other things, determine benchmarks for the implementation of spatialized flood hazard education in high school curricula in Quebec.

Scientific manager(s) : Chantal Déry, UQO; Marco Barroca-Paccard, HEP Vaud; Audrey Groleau, UQTR; Mathieu Thibault, UQO; Jacob Stolle, INRS; Alain Mailhot, INRS
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Estimation of surges and higher sea levels at the outfalls of rivers located in the fluvial sector and maritime sector (estuary and gulf) of the St. Lawrence

The results of this project will produce a better estimate of flood risks and, consequently, better mapping of flood zones for regions where water levels in the receiving environment have a significant impact on flood risks. 

Scientific manager(s) : Mohammad Bizhanimanzar, Ouranos
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2021
Rapport Lot 1 | Analyse statistique des inondations conjointes aux exutoires des rivières visées par les travaux d’INFO-Crue dans le tronçon maritime du Saint-Laurent dans le contexte de changements climatiques
Bizhanimanzar,M., Rondeau-Genesse,G., Carron,L.P.
French
2021
Rapport Lot 2 | Analyse statistique des inondations conjointes aux exutoires des rivières visées par les travaux d’INFO-Crue dans le tronçon maritime du Saint-Laurent dans le contexte de changements climatiques – LOT2
Bizhanimanzar,M., Rondeau-Genesse,G., Caron,L.P.
French
2022
Rapport Lot 3-1 | Guide d’utilisation des méthodes visuelles pour l’analyse des crues conjointes par copule
Bizhanimanzar,M., Rondeau-Genesse,G., Caron,L.P.
French
2022
Rapport Lot 3-2 | Analyse statistique des inondations conjointes aux exutoires des rivières visées par les travaux d’INFO-Crue dans le contexte des changements climatiques
Bizhanimanzar,M., Rondeau-Genesse,G., Caron,L.P.
French
Tourism
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Communication strategy for the tourism industry

Tools and activities were developed specifically for this industry in order to raise awareness and encourage the assimilation of current knowledge on climate change. Ultimately, they will be used in informed decision-making and the promotion of innovative action on climate change adaptation.  

Scientific manager(s) : Stéphanie Bleau
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2020
L'intégration des risques climatiques dans un modèle d'affaires: des occasions à saisir
Bérubé, A.
French
2020
Tourisme et changements climatiques: la région des Laurentides innove
Couture, M., Parent, C.
French
2020
Le tourisme de demain à l'heure de la crise climatique
Ouranos
French
2020
Stations de ski de la région touristique des Cantons-de-l’Est et les changements climatiques
Ouranos
French
2020
Charlevoix et Québec intègrent les changements climatiques: développer une économie touristique sur mesure
Ouranos
French
2020
L’agrotourisme et le tourisme gourmand à l’heure des changements climatiques
Ouranos
French
2020
Les activités de chasse et pêche à l’heure des changements climatiques
Ouranos
French
2020
Le tourisme fluvial et côtier à l’heure des changements climatiques
Ouranos
French
2020
Le tourisme de plein air et d’aventure à l’heure des changements climatiques
Ouranos
French
2020
Le tourisme urbain et événementiel à l’heure des changements climatiques
Ouranos
French
2020
Living Lab Laurentides
French
2020
Tourisme et plein air : Adaptation des sentiers aux changements climatiques
Lacasse, J.
French
2020
Tourisme et mobilité durable Saint-Sauveur
Gariépy, J.
French
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Spatial dashboards of socio-economic and population consequences in flood-prone areas

Comprehensive knowledge of an area will be made available to the people and organizations concerned, allowing them to plan emergency measures and land use with a view to adapting to climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Yannick Hémond (UQAM), Benoît Robert (Polytechnique), Olivier Caron (UQAM), Bruno Agard (Polytechnique)
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Analysis of the accuracy and uncertainty of flow measurements taken by large-scale particle image velocimetry

The results of the research project will be used by the hydrologic expertise unit to improve the estimation of river flows in Quebec. 

Scientific manager(s) : Mélanie Trudel, Université de Sherbrooke; Jay Lacey, Université de Sherbrooke
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2024
Analyse de la précision et de l'incertitude des mesures de débits prises par la méthode LSPIV (Large-Scale Particle Image Velocimetry)
Trudel, M., Lacey, J., Pruneau, A., Litalien, V.,…
French
2022
Annexe cahier de formation : Application de la méthode LSPIV pour la mesure de champs de vitesse et de débits de crue en rivière
Ben Nasr, I., Trudel, M., Lacey, J., Pruneau, A.
French
2023
Annexe formation : mesure de débits en rivière par la méthode LSPIV
Pruneau, A.
French
Outside Programming
Hors programmation
Project completed
2015 Edition | Climate Change Knowledge Synthesis

This synthesis will provide a scientific foundation and food for thought for adaptation experts and practitioners for whom climate change is an important issue in their mandates and activities. This knowledge is the starting point for supporting adaptation decisions and taking action to make Quebec more resilient to current and future climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Liza Leclerc, Robert Siron, Ouranos
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2015
Synthèse des connaissances sur les changements climatiques, édition 2015
Siron, R., Ouranos; Leclerc, L., Ouranos
French
2014
Synthèse des connaissances sur les changements climatiques, sommaire 2014
Leclerc, L., Siron, R., Logan, T., Côte, H.,…
French
Climate Science and Climate Services . Economy
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Portrait of Snow Cover Indices

This project will facilitate access to historic and future snow cover data across Quebec at a resolution in the order of 10 km. Users and decision-makers from a multitude of sectors will enjoy a broader range of climate information to integrate into their adaptation plans.

Scientific manager(s) : Émilie Bresson, Ouranos
Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
A regional climate portrait in reference and future climates to support the analysis of impacts and adaptation to climate change in Eeyou Istchee James Bay, northern Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nunavik

The results of this project provide a more complete and precise regional climatic and hydrological portrait in current and future climates to support decision-making on the identification of impacts and adaptation solutions to be planned and implemented for transportation.

Scientific manager(s) : Alain Mailhot, INRS-ETE; Dominique Paquin, Ouranos
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2022
Portrait climatique régional en climat de référence et futur en soutien à l’analyse des impacts et de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques sur le territoire Eeyou lstchee Baie-James, du nord de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nunavik
Paquin D., Mailhot A., Guay C., Malenfant C.,…
French
Water Availability
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Expected consequences of worsening severe water shortages in Quebec (CASCADES project)

This project is documenting, analyzing and projecting the consequences of water scarcity in terms of their cascading effects on the well-being of human populations and ecosystems.

Scientific manager(s) : Kristelle Audet, AGÉCO; Laurent Da Silva, Nada Conseils; Daniel Tarte, T2 Environnement; Gabriel Rondeau-Genesse, Ouranos
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Participatory monitoring of water levels

Data collected in a participatory manner can be fed into models in order to define the flood zones and the alert levels for populations and infrastructure, in particular for the rivers where more traditional data collection is not possible.

Scientific manager(s) : Florence Millerand, Université du Québec à Montréal; Lorna Heaton, Université de Montréal; Laure Turcati Université du Québec à Montréal
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Mine tailings site reclamation and climate change: development and application of adaptation tools

This methodological approach is applicable in different climates and for different reclamation methods. Mining industry stakeholders have a method to assess the resilience of present or future reclamation facilities in the face of climate change. 

Scientific manager(s) : Bruno Bussière, IRME UQAT
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2022
Climate change risks and vulnerabilities during mining exploration, operations, and reclamation: A regional approach for the mining sector in Québec, Canada
Bresson, É., Bussière, B., Pabst, T., Demers, I.,…
English
2021
MOOC - Influence of climate change on mining sector
Bussière, B., Pabst, T., Guittonny, M., Bresson,…
English
Economy . Climate Governance
2020-2025 programming
Project in progress
Supporting Climate Change Adaptation in Quebec’s Tourism Sector

Under Thrust 5 of the 2020-2025 Action Plan for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, Quebec’s Ministry of Tourism (MTO) is interested in acquiring and sharing knowledge on climate change mitigation, supporting partners in testing innovative solutions, and stimulating the mobilization of regional and sectoral players for a tourism industry that is resilient to climate change.

Scientific manager(s) : Ouranos; Ministère du Tourisme du Québec
Nordic Environment
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Climate change and traditional food security in northern Quebec

The results of this project will enable indigenous communities, regional organizations, and provincial and federal governments to consider a future where food security is assured.

Scientific manager(s) : Murray Humphries, Centre pour la nutrition et l’environnement des peuples autochotones (CINE), Université McGill
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2023
Changements climatiques et sécurité alimentaire traditionnelle dans le nord du Québec
Humphries, M
English
Climate Scenarios and services
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Integration of climate change into the design and reclamation of tailings storage facilities

This study responds to a need expressed by mining companies and the provincial government to review mining waste management measures by considering climate change and its impacts on the industry in order to ensure the long-term sustainability and safety of tailings structures.

Scientific manager(s) : Bruno Bussière, IRME UQAT
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2020
Impact of climate change on extreme rainfall events and surface water management at mine waste storage facilities
Labonté-Raymond P.L., Pabst T., Bussière B.,…
English
2022
Simulating the effect of climate change on performance of a monolayer cover combined with an elevated water table placed on acid-generating mine tailings
Lieber E., Demers, I., Pabst T., Bresson E.
English
2020
Influence of climate change on the ability of a cover with capillary barrier effects to control acid generation
Hotton, G., Bussière, B., Pabst, T., Bresson, É.,…
English
2019
Influence des changements climatiques sur la performance de couverture à effets de barrière capillaire : étude du cas Lorraine
Hotton G.
French
2022
Impact de la hausse d’intensité des précipitations extrêmes causée par les changements climatiques dans la gestion de l’eau de surface des aires d’entreposage des rejets miniers.
Labonté-Raymond, P.-L.
French
2019
Effet des changements climatiques sur la stabilité géotechnique d'un parc à résidus.
Gandonou, M.
French
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Assessing the performance and uniqueness of hydrological simulations produced by a heterogeneous climate ensemble and recommending a weighting scheme for this ensemble to meet the needs of the INFO-Crue project

This project has advanced our understanding of how hydrological simulations in this type of ensemble must be combined to maximize the information contained in these projections.

Scientific manager(s) : Gabriel Rondeau-Genesse & Marco Braun, Ouranos
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2021
Pondération des scénarios climatiques d’INFO-crue sur la base de l’unicité et de la performance des simulations hydrologiques
Rondeau-Genesse, G., Braun, M. et Caron, L.P.,…
French
Outside Programming
Hors programmation
Project completed
Synthesis of knowledge: Changes in freezing rain in Quebec
Scientific manager(s) : Ouranos
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2024
Synthèse des connaissances : Évolution de la pluie verglaçante au Québec
McCray, C., Ouranos; Paquin, D., Ouranos
French
Climate Governance . Social and Health Challenges
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Climate change adaptation in Quebec: improving communication and fostering public engagement in a pandemic context

This project is a first step towards the integration of knowledge on climate change adaptation communication in Québec. This work will serve as a springboard for future R&D and to boost this emerging field of expertise.

Scientific manager(s) : Erick Lachapelle
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2021
Impacts psychosociaux de la pandémie de covid-19 : résultats d’une large enquête québécoise
Généreux, M., Landaverde, E.
French
2021
Cinq raisons de positionner la santé et le bien-être des québécois(e)s au cœur de la lutte aux changements climatiques
Généreux, M., Landaverde, E.
French
2023
Communiquer sur l’adaptation aux changements climatiques dans un contexte pandémique au Québec
Boivin, M., Champagne St-Arnaud, V., Briand, A.-S…
French
Economy
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Resilience of the Port of Montreal’s transportation and logistics infrastructure: Compilation, analysis and decision support options in the context of climate change

The project has enabled APM to identify the elements of the Montreal port system most vulnerable to climate change on which they can focus their adaptation actions.

Scientific manager(s) : Claude Comtois, Université de Montréal; Brian Slack, Université de Concordia
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2022
Résilience des Composantes d’Infrastructures de Transport et de Logistique du Port de Montréal: Compilation, Analyse et Options d’Aide à la Décision dans un Contexte de Changement Climatique
Bleau, S., Chaumont, D., Côté, H., Logan, T.,…
French
Adaptation of Living Environments
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Study on the implementation of ecofiscal measures for conservation and adaptation to climate change in the St. Lawrence Lowlands

This project will design ecofiscal measures and study their potential effects in order to document the issues to be anticipated if they are implemented. It will assess the utility of ecofiscal measures in supporting adaptation to climate change and the protection of species at risk.

Scientific manager(s) : Jean-Philippe Meloche, CIRANO
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2024
Taxe sur l'empreinte écologique de l'occupation du sol : impacts sur les propriétés non résidentielles et analyse des impacts régionaux pour les propriétés résidentielles
Meloche, J.-P., Milord, B.
French
2023
Étude sur la mise en oeuvre d'outils d'écofiscalité au service de la conservation et de l'adaptation aux changements climatiques dans les basses-terres du Saint-Laurent
Meloche, JP., Bourbonnais, C., Dragicevic, A.,…
French
2023
Un outil d’écofiscalité au service de la conservation et de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques
Meloche, J.-P., Université de Montréal
French
2023
L'écofiscalité comme outil de résilience et d'adaptation aux changements climatiques
Meloche, J.-P.
French
2021
L’écofiscalité en contexte d’adaptation : Portrait global, principaux enjeux et recommandations pour le Québec
Bourbonnais, Cédric
French
Water Availability
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Hydrological hazards and extreme rains

The amplification of precipitation and flow extremes in a warmer climate is greater for small watersheds, for shorter durations, and for frequent recurrences. The results show the importance of considering the size of watersheds in assessing vulnerability to increased extreme summer and fall precipitation.

Scientific manager(s) : François Brissette, ÉTS
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2023
Évolution du risque hydrologique lié aux événements pluvieux extrêmes: Application des données ClimEX (Québec-Bavière)
Brissette, F., Arsenault, R., Boucher, MA., Braun…
French
Extreme Events
2020-2025 programming
Project in closing
Production of new hydroclimatic simulations for southern Quebec using Raven: An examination of the uncertainty related to hydrological modelling in the context of climate change

The use of the Raven framework will help building several semi-distributed models appropriate to the watersheds of southern Quebec. It will allow the exploration of the different algorithms to simulate snow melting and evapotranspiration.

Scientific manager(s) : François Anctil, Université Laval; Biljana Music, Ouranos
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Adapting Brook Trout Production to Climate Change: Assessing the Significance of Epigenetic Effects

This project will provide knowledge to better adaptation strategies for production and management to ensure the sustainability of the important aquaculture industry and recreational tourism activities that depend on brook trout.

Scientific manager(s) : Louis Bernatchez, Université Laval
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2024
Parental thermal environment controls the offspring phenotype in Brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis): insights from a transcriptomic study
Banousse, G., Normandeau, E., Semeniuk, C.,…
English
2024
Selection effects on early life history traits and thermal resistance in brook charr Salvelinus fontinalis
Gourtay, C., Rivolet, M., Ghinter, L., Bernatchez…
English
2022
Production d'omble de fontaine adaptée aux changements climatiques: évaluation de l'importance des effets épigénétiques
Venney, C.J., Audet, C., Garant, D., Bernatchez,…
French
2023
Transgenerational effects on body size and survival in Brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Houle, C., Gossieaux, P., Bernatchez, L., Audet,…
English
2022
Thermal regime during parental sexual maturation, but not during offspring rearing, modulates DNA methylation in brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Venney, C.J., Wellband, K.W., Normandeau, E.,…
English
2021
Effet de la sélection et du régime thermique subi par les géniteurs lors de la maturation sexuelle sur la croissance et la survie à l'éclosion et résorption du sac vitellin des alevins d'omble de fontaine (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Rivolet, M.
French
Commercial Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture
2014-2019 programming
Project completed
Evolution of spatial indicators of soil health in response to climate change in Québec and Ontario

Producers and agricultural stakeholders will be better equipped to understand the impacts of climate change on land use and its effects on soil health and vulnerability to degradation.

Scientific manager(s) : Marc-Olivier Gasser, IRDA; Asim Biswas, Guelph University
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2022
Évolution d'indicateurs spatialisés de la santé des sols sous l'effet des changements climatiques au Québec et en Ontario
Gasser, M.-O., Biswas, A., Bernard, C. A.,…
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Adaptation of Living Environments
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Reviewing the main issues, risks and possible solutions for adapting the conservation of Quebec's built cultural heritage to the impacts of climate change

The summary issued for this topic under study reviews the various climatic phenomena affecting Quebec, recalls some precedents where heritage buildings have been damaged or destroyed by a hazard, and makes a (non-exhaustive) inventory of adaptation measures implemented in Quebec or elsewhere.

Scientific manager(s) : Claudine Déom, Université de Montréal
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2024
Synthèse des principaux enjeux, risques et pistes de solution pour adapter la conservation du patrimoine culturel bâti québécois aux impacts des changements climatiques
Déom, C.
French
Adaptation of Living Environments
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Differentiated impacts of climate change and adaptation measures and plans on people experiencing homelessness

This pre-research project aims to fill in the gaps in the literature on the vulnerability of people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity to climate change, as well as the differentiated impacts of climate change adaptation measures on these populations in Quebec.

Scientific manager(s) : Marianne-Sarah Saulnier
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2024
Impacts différenciés des changements climatiques ainsi que des solutions d'adaptation sur les personnes en situation d'itinérance
Préfontaine, A.
French
Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Methods for Constraining Climate Projections (CMIP6) over Canada to Support the Hydrological Community

This project aims to reduce snow-related uncertainty in pan-Canadian projections by leveraging the latest-generation CMIP6 GCM projection data. The research involves the use of a weighting method called ClimWIP to reduce the uncertainty of CMIP6 GCMs based on their performance, with a particular focus on accurately reproducing the annual maximum of the water equivalent of snow.

Scientific manager(s) : Dominic Matte, Ouranos
Climate Science and Climate Services
2020-2025 programming
Project completed
Empirical bias correction of global and regional climate models for the meteorological forcing of hydrological models

The aim of this project is to minimize the biases of general circulation models before they are used to drive modelling, thus considerably improving the quality of regional climate model results.

Scientific manager(s) : Dominic Matte, Ouranos, John Scinocca, CCmaC
Social and Health Challenges . Adaptation of Living Environments
2020-2025 programming
Project starting
The PARCS en Santé program: Mitigating the impacts of climate change on human and ecosystem health in peri-urban nature parks through citizen science

The PARCS en Santé project aims to implement and evaluate a long-term intervention strategy with input from the public. This strategy is expected to protect ecosystems in peri-urban nature parks while reducing risks to human health from tick-borne diseases in a changing climate.

Scientific manager(s) : Cécile Aenishaenslin, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire (UdeM)
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