Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd.

At Kerr Wood Leidal (KWL), we build climate change resilience into every project we work on – from planning and analysis through to the design of community infrastructure and nature-based solutions.  Climate change will have dramatic impacts on communities and natural systems.  Our communities need practical, real world solutions to adapt and thrive under changing conditions today and into the future.

Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, planners, biologists, and other specialists work together to develop innovative solutions that are tailored to each community’s needs.  This inhouse expertise allows us to create adaptation plans that lead to real adaptation action, from climate modelling, through risk and vulnerability assessment, to policy development, infrastructure design, and ongoing environmental monitoring.

We are currently working with municipal and indigenous communities across B.C. to build their resilience to climate change. A few of our recent projects include:

  • North Shore Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment and Adaptive Management Strategy
  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation Community Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan
  • District of Squamish Integrated Flood Hazard Management Plan
  • City of Richmond Steveston Sea Gate Feasibility Design.

As proud supporters of the Adaptation 2020 conference, KWL looks forward to continuing the conversation
on how to build community resilience in a low carbon future.

Recent KWL Projects


KWL is working with Tsleil-Waututh Nation to develop a Community Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Action Plan.
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In 2017 the District of Squamish adopted an Integrated Flood Hazard Management Plan.
KWL supported this award-winning project and provided floodplain mapping services.



KWL led a feasibility assessment and preliminary design of a sea gate and habitat restoration project for Steveston Harbour in the City of Richmond.


Learn more

To learn more, visit the KWL website.