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     Adaptation aims to manage climate risk to an acceptable level, taking advantage of any positive opportunities that may arise. Adaptation options are measures and actions that can be implemented to improve adaptation to climate change.

 

     Adaptations are unique characteristics that allow animals to survive in their environment. There are three types of adaptations: structural, physiological, and behavioural.

Air

Climate changes can make it more difficult for communities to maintain air quality that protects human health and the environment. The Adaptation Strategies below offer possible ways to address anticipated climate risks to outdoor and indoor air quality.

 

Water

Climate change can make it more difficult for communities to provide drinking water and wastewater services, protect water quality, and maintain healthy aquatic environments. The Adaptation Strategies below offer possible ways to address anticipated climate risks to water management.

 

Waste

Climate change can make it more difficult to properly manage hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. The pages below offer possible ways to address anticipated climate risks to contaminated site management and disaster debris management.

 

Public Health

Climate change can make it more difficult for communities to maintain public health. The pages below offer possible ways to address public health risks to air quality, water quality, extreme heat, and waste issues related to anticipated climate changes.