Draft Details

Designation:CSA W231
Source:CSA
Contact name:Paul Steenhof
Review start date:Jul 5, 2024
Review end date:Sep 3, 2024
Contact email:thuy.ton(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

0.1 Inclusions

This Standard applies to methods to formulate and interpret IDF curves in a climate change context and includes consideration of methods for establishing historical IDF rainfall estimates and approaches and methods for incorporating climate change into IDF information.

0.2 Users and applicability

The target audience for this NSC are engineers involved in the mapping of floodplains and the design and build of stormwater infrastructure, as well as water resource managers involved in the operation and maintenance of such infrastructure. Another category of users consists of those involved in the collection and provision of climate and weather-related information and data. Other potential users include urban planners and policy makers. An example of a use by the latter would be using IDF curves to inform emergency preparedness policies and practices as it relates to flooding.

0.3 Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material where appropriate. This Standard uses concepts from the climatological and statistical sciences that do not commonly appear in standards, and thus the text contains more explanatory material than is customary.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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