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Survey to Ensure Resident Concerns are Reflected in Final Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan

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by Town of High River

20/09/2023

Community Climate Change and Active Transportation

HIGH RIVER - The Town of High River is creating a plan to boost its resilience to climate change by identifying adaptation measures. The plan is known as the Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan or "CCAAP." As the plan is nearing completion, residents are invited to share feedback about the Draft Plan, and the process to develop it. Your thoughts and ideas are important as we develop an Action Plan that reflects your ideas and concerns - a plan for High River, by High River.

TAKE THE SURVEY - CLICK HERE

Survey Questions

  • The survey asks if you've read the Draft Plan and whether you took part in any of the community engagement initiatives.
  • It also asks how confident you feel that the Action Plan will help High River become more resilient to events that may be related to climate change, such as drought, extreme heat, wildfire, heavy snowfall, or high water levels.
  • All survey participants will be able to share other feedback in an open text box. The time estimated to complete the survey is ten minutes.
  • The survey deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
  • This feedback will be incorporated into the Final Plan to ensure the Action Plan reflects the ideas and concerns of High River residents.

Engagement opportunities to develop the CCAAP included:

  • Two Open House events.
  • Creation of a Citizen Task Force comprised of local residents who participated in the creation of the Draft Plan.
  • Opportunity to review the Draft Plan on the project web page.

The Final Action Plan will guide High River along a path of greater resilience in the face of climate change.

Adaptation efforts are critical to reducing both the long and short-term impacts of climate hazards. According to the Global Commission on Adaptation, every dollar invested in climate adaptation will return nearly six dollars on investment. The Draft CCAAP identifies 55 different adaptation measures. It also identifies timelines for each measure, looking at actions that can be implemented in the short, medium and long-term.

Thank you for your time in completing this survey. If you have any questions or concerns about this survey or the study, please contact:

Town of High River
403-603-3539
planning@highriver.ca

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