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Michael D'Andrea, Ville de Toronto

Congrès INFRA 2017

4 au 6 décembre

Biographie du conférencier

Michael D’Andrea is Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering & Construction Services for the City of Toronto, where he leads a division of 575 professional and technical staff and is responsible for the engineering design and construction of the City of Toronto's water, wastewater, stormwater, transportation and solid waste infrastructure, valued at over $500 million annually.

Previously, Michael was the Director of Water Infrastructure Management for Toronto Water, where he was responsible for infrastructure planning, capital programming, asset management and policy development in support of the City of Toronto’s water, wastewater and stormwater management infrastructure.  In this role, he led several environmental stewardship initiatives, including Toronto’s Wet Weather Flow Master Plan to address the impacts from stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflows to area watercourses and the Lake Ontario waterfront; and the City's climate change adaptation strategy to reduce the risk of sewer backups and flooding from extreme storms.

Michael D'Andrea has more than 30 years of experience in the municipal engineering, water, wastewater and construction services industry, having worked in engineering consulting, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, and the City of Toronto

Résumé de conférence

The City of Toronto has experienced more frequent extreme storms, which have resulted in wide spread surface and basement flooding. These storms have far exceeded the existing storm drainage design capacity. System improvement works in the past have focused almost exclusively on the sanitary sewer system, to reduce the risk of basement flooding, however they have been insufficient to guard against larger, more intense rainfall events.

An adaptive management strategy has been developed to help reduce the risk of flooding during extreme storm events. The strategy uses an integrated systems approach which includes : lot level controls; storm and sanitary sewer improvements; and overland flow control. 


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