SLR is a leader in climate adaptation and resilience planning and design, spanning geographies and across sectors. Our work helps governments and companies understand, plan for and address climate-related challenges resulting from sea level rise and intense precipitation, drought, and extreme heat. Our holistic approach to climate resilience strives to be inclusive and multi-disciplinary in order to develop place-based strategies to protect people, infrastructure and the environment, and create better outcomes into the future.

How can we help?

Climate resilience planning and design typically span many disciplines. We offer full integration of our speciality practises in community planning, hazard assessment and modelling, water resource engineering, landscape architecture, water and wastewater engineering, civil/structural engineering, transportation engineering, and construction administration, to bring projects from the planning level through design and construction.

SLR provides sector-specific assessments and designs to meet your climate resilience needs, including: 

  • Hazard mitigation planning
  • Hazard mitigation feasibility studies
  • Climate resilience planning
  • Shoreline management and protection strategies
  • Facility vulnerability assessments
  • Critical infrastructure & utility assessments
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Stakeholder engagement

Our team includes

  • Jon Philipsborn Manager of Climate Resilience
    Jon Philipsborn

    Jon serves as SLR’s Climate Resilience Manager. He advises clients on the strategic integration of climate change into planning, project development, and management decisions. This includes supporting public and private sector clients with disaster preparedness and climate resilience planning and identifying and implementing adaptation strategies. Jon is excited to work collaboratively on developing inclusive, meaningful, cross-sectoral partnerships, across geographies, that create positive climate, conservation and community outcomes.

  • Noah Slovin Associate Resiliency Planner
    Noah Slovin

    Noah is a Climate Resilience Planner with experience in GIS, fluvial geomorphology, water resource planning, hazard mitigation and climate resilience planning. He is particularly interested in community engagement and public outreach.

  • Victoria Vetre Associate Environmental Planner
    Victoria Vetre

    Victoria Vetre is an Associate Environmental Planner with expertise in green infrastructure; smart growth; and environmental, coastal resiliency, and drinking water system resiliency strategies. She is highly effective at working with municipalities and stakeholders to identify environmental challenges and solutions within coastal and flood prone areas. Victoria has experience using GIS to generate maps for the assessment of drinking water distribution system vulnerability, critical facility and private well vulnerability, and drinking water quality trends. Victoria excels in community engagement and public outreach alongside her technical expertise and field proficiency in all projects involving environmental concerns.

  • Jason Williams Principal Landscape Architect - Urban Design
    Jason Williams

    Jason is a Lead Landscape Architect and Urban Designer who provides visioning at project initiation, works to engage the public, and reimagines new spaces, from city blocks to small courtyards. His collection of work spans from regional and community master planning and conceptual site design to detailed construction plans. His projects include downtown revitalisation plans, coastal resilience and riverine restoration, multimodal/transit-oriented development plans, corporate campuses, educational facilities, parks, and linear greenways.