Drainage Master Plan for the Whapmagoostui Cree First Nation

Whapmagoostui, Québec

On the Nunavik border and the Hudson Bay, the Whapmagoostui Cree First Nation is facing a stormwater management issue related to climate change. The Cree Nation Government wanted to implement a solution that would generate local economic benefits. CIMA+ developed a bold drainage master plan and coordinated the complex logistics of this major project carried out by the Cree Nation in this northern region. In selecting this submission, the jury noted the value to the community as it adapts to climate change. It was an example of a smart design using the right technology to meet the community's needs and interests while using innovative engineering.

View ACEC’s press release for this project.
View more about this project in Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.