Bruderheim Town Council is looking to be proactive about climate change.
 
A new report says Bruderheim could look very different as extreme weather events increase.
 
Data shows the annual average temperature over the last century has risen by 1.8 degrees Celsius in the community, about double the global mark. 55 millimetres more precipitation is falling in the spring and snowfall has decreased by 43 millimetres.
 
Farming in 2050 could look a lot like how it does in Brooks, Alberta.
 
"The weather is becoming more violent and we need to be proactive and ready for that," said mayor Karl Hauch.
 
A regional plan is being developed with Bon Accord, Gibbons, Lamont and Redwater, with Bruderheim taking the lead. The plan will assess the risks and opportunities each community faces as a result of climate change. Using that information, they'll develop a strategy to adapt to minimize damages by extreme weather.
 
The strategy will look at numerous areas that climate change will impact, such as severe flooding and drainage, infrastructure, ecosystems, landscaping and trees, human health and safety as well as agricultural impacts and food security.
 
The regional project is anticipated to get underway sometime this September with implementation of a plan to begin in six to 12 months.

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