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.

  • Hailey Brim Staff Climate Resilience Consultant
    Hailey Brim

    Hailey Brim is a Staff Climate Resilience Consultant who will advise clients with strategizing climate adaptation and mitigation methods into their planning, project development, and management decisions. She is skilled at analysing and interpreting climate impact data as well as communicating the risks and associated vulnerabilities to local communities. Hailey is able to actively engage audiences using scientific data and share tools that promote continuous improvement of society and the environment.

  • Elizabeth McCarthy Staff Climate Resilience Consultant
    Elizabeth McCarthy

    Elizabeth McCarthy is a Staff Climate Resilience Consultant with a background in Environmental Studies and Economics. She has gained experience working on the research team of a project funded by the European Commission to explore potential environmental solutions to benefit individual and community health while also performing cost-benefit analysis on the data. She has used software including QGIS and RStudio to analyse spatial data and develop mapping materials. While attending Boston College, Elizabeth acted as a peer mentor for first-year students and also served as a member of EcoPledge, a student-led organisation working to make the university campus more sustainable and environmentally friendly. In addition, she wrote a research paper for the Environmental Studies department detailing the collection of water samples in urban parks in the Greater Boston Area and exploring the connection of water quality assessments on the local ecosystem and community health