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REPORT TO:Community and Infrastructure Services Committee <br />th <br />DATE OF MEETING:September 30, 2019 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Claire Bennett, Corporate Sustainability Officer, x7322 <br />PREPARED BY:Claire Bennett, Corporate Sustainability Officer, x7322 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:All <br />th <br />DATE OF REPORT:September 12, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.:DSD19231 <br />SUBJECT:Waterloo Region Community Climate Adaptation Plan <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />THAT Council receivethe Draft Community Climate Adaptation Plan, completed by the Region <br />of Waterloo,for information. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />ActionPlan was endorsed by Council in April2019 (DSD <br />-2019-094corporate plan includesgoals and actions for climate adaptation to <br />confrontthe effects of climate change on Cityassets, operations, and services that are the <br />direct responsibility of the City.corporate plan, the Region of Waterloo <br />has been developing acommunity-leveladaptation plan, which is the topic of this report. <br />REPORT: <br />The overall goal of the Community Climate Adaptation Plan is to improve the resiliency of <br />Waterloo Region to the impacts of climate change. Theadaptation plan includes <br />community-wideactions that can be carried out by various community stakeholders across <br />Waterloo Region. <br />As alocal municipality, the City of Kitchener will play a key role in helpingimplement the <br />RegionalPlan. The City will participate in working groups and incorporate the <br />recommendations of theplan into the Cityexisting and future strategic plans and projects, <br />where feasible and appropriate. One of the primaryroles of the City will be to continue staff- <br />level involvement in the Community Partners Group an inter-agency working group. As the <br />intent has always been to explore integrated solutions where there is joint interest, capacity, <br />pexisting strategic plans. <br />Appendix A includes theas well as a link to the full plan, which was <br />recently presented to the Regional Planning and Works Committee. <br />***This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />IF1 - 1 <br />