Update Provided by Deborah Cooper – Director of Strategic Initiatives & Government Relations

Funding Opportunities
BILD Alberta has compiled a list of funding opportunities for our members.  To access the various funding opportunities for Homeowners/Homebuyers, click here and to access the funding opportunities available for Residential Construction, click here.

Calgary’s Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050
The City of Calgary’s Climate Team is pleased to present the Calgary Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050.  The City extends its thanks to everyone who provided feedback.  The City’s formal response from the Climate team can be accessed here

The Calgary Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 (CD2022-0465) was presented to the Community Development Committee on May 31.  You can access the agenda package including all attachments, here.

At its May 31, 2022 meeting, the Community Development Committee recommended that Council adopt, by resolution, the updated Calgary Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 and rescind, by resolution, the 2018 Climate Resilience Strategy and Mitigation and Adaptation Plans.  The City’s Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 is anticipated to go to the Combined Meeting of Council on June 7, 2022.

For more information, contact Deborah.Cooper@bildcr.com.

Technical Climate Reports
The City has published additional technical reports including a GHG modelling reference report, funding options report, Indigenous literature review, etc. on its Engage Portal website.  These technical documents were used to support the actions The City developed in the Calgary Climate Strategy – Pathways to 2050 and is available at the link: Climate Update | Engage (calgary.ca).

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Stormwater Reuse Engagement Session – Delta Water Tool
Hosted by Alberta Environment & Parks

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) recently hosted stormwater reuse engagement sessions. During these sessions, there was expressed interest in learning about AEP’s “Delta Water Tool” which is a tool to evaluate stormwater use.  In response to this feedback, Alberta Environment & Parks has scheduled a Delta Water Tool demonstration webinar. The webinar will cover what the tool is designed to do and how it can be used.

When: June 7, 2022 1:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://goa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckdOuvrjMvHNArlkm4CN6l4G7OE-kHBOpj

After registering, a confirmation will be emailed containing information about joining the meeting.

“Every drop counts” – Engagement on Drought Resilience Strategies 
Hosted by City of Calgary

Calgarians are fortunate to have a reliable water supply today.  In the future, rivers will face more pressure from a growing population, climate change and more extreme weather events like droughts.
The City is preparing now to face the challenges of tomorrow by developing a Drought Resilience Plan that will help to adapt homes, businesses, and park spaces to be even more water wise.

The City of Calgary would like to engage with industry members about some of the drought resilience strategies being considered including:

  • Outdoor watering schedules
  • Water wise landscaping programs and incentives
  • Innovative ways to reuse the water we already have.

To learn more about these strategies, a virtual information session and live Q&A will be held on June 1 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. To attend, please register here:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/calgarys-drought-resilience-plan-information-session-qa-tickets-337487493177

The recording of this session will be posted a few days after on https://engage.calgary.ca/drought

Complete an online survey at https://engage.calgary.ca/drought (Share Your Feedback Here) by June 14.

If you have any questions about this engagement, please don’t hesitate to contact:  catriona.white@calgary.ca or call 587228-0954.

The Drought Resilience Plan will be presented to Council in fall 2022.