Adapting Nova Scotia (or "AdaptNS") is a web mapping tool designed to inform municipalities and residents in Shelburne County, Nova Scotia of present and future potential coastal flood exposure due to climate change, and support municipal planning and decision-making. AdaptNS has citizen participation features to help understand where climate change adaptation should be prioritized, such as changing zoning by-laws and building protective infrastructure.

These map products were created by using climate change information provided by the Province of Nova Scotia.

Disclaimer & Terms of Use

The data and maps in this tool illustrate the geographic extent of potential flooding, not the exact location and do not account for all physical and anthropogenic processes. The future coastal flood maps are scenarios of future climate change impacts and not projections. The data and maps in this tool are provided "as is" without warranty to their performance or fitness for any particular purpose. The entire risk associated with the results and performance of these data is assumed by the user. The tool should be used strictly as a planning reference and public education tool and not for any legal purposes or without the permission of the tool developer and Shelburne County municipalities.

Created by Andrea Minano
in collaboration with the University of Waterloo's Department of Geography & Environmental Management,
ParCA, Geothink and municipal partners in Nova Scotia