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In order to assess Ontario’s ability to cope with the impending impacts of climate change and severe weather patterns, The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), and Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) have partnered to conduct a study of the condition of stormwater infrastructure and the type of asset management planning that is done in municipalities across Ontario.
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (GTSWCA) and the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) have partnered to prepare a study on excess soil management to ensure sustainable practices are considered through the design and construction of Ontario’s infrastructure projects.
The world is facing serious decisions about how to address climate change. Choices have to be made about our energy future. Ontario has just transitioned out of coal generation and has reduced its electricity sector emissions by 80% below 1990 levels in a span of only 12 years. Ontario’s power system engineers want to share the experience they gained with other jurisdictions that are planning their own carbon reduction strategies. This report documents some of those experiences and offers insights on how to reduce GHG emissions.
Engineering a Cleaner Economy: Examining Ontario's Carbon Pricing Program and the Role of Innovation
In April 2015, Ontario announced its intention to move forward with a cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by putting a price on carbon and setting a limit on emissions. In this report, OSPE outlines six key recommendations on how the province can best implement cap-and-trade by involving engineers and encouraging innovation.
Crisis in Ontario's Engineering Labour Market: Underemployment Among Ontario's Engineering-Degree Holders
This report identifies that a significant number of individuals in Ontario with engineering degrees work in jobs that don't necessarily require a university degree. OSPE refers to this condition as "underemployment." This report builds on and integrates the indicators presented in OSPE's May 2014 report, From Classroom to Career.