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    Watch Now: ACT on Columbia River Treaty Panel

    ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford and Senior Advisor and water expert Bob Sandford were panelists at this recent event: The Columbia River Treaty: Seeking Solutions to Emerging Challenges This panel discussion on the Columbia River Treaty was moderated by Dr. Zafar Adeel, Executive Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre at SFU. Panelists included: Eileen Pearkes, Author, […]

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    ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment's Pacific Water Research Centre

    ACT moves to a new home in the SFU Faculty of Environment’s Pacific Water Research Centre

    ACT is excited to announce a new partnership with SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre (PWRC) based at the Faculty of Environment. Please see the press release below for details: {Click here for SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre Statement} SFU’s Pacific Water Research Centre beefs up with Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) 07 February 2017 SFU’s Pacific Water […]

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    Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

    Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

    As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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    Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

    Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

    In collaboration with ACT, Ideaspace, and West Coast Environmental Law, the City of Surrey hosted a series of three community meetings in the summer of 2016 in the Crescent Beach community to talk about the challenges we face from a changing climate and consider how to adapt to be ready for the future. These meetings provided insightful […]

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    Call for Nominations: Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize

    Call for Nominations: Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize

    Do you know a wildlife conservation hero who has been essential to protecting nature in Canada and is in financial need? Nominate this hero for the inaugural $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize. Deadline: 5 p.m. ET Monday, May 1, 2017 About Glen Davis Glen Davis was a Canadian businessman and philanthropist. When he wasn’t […]

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    Webinar: Stormwater Infrastructure and Extreme Precipitation

    Check out this upcoming webinar from the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR): Planning for Extreme Precipitation: Assessing Alternatives for Stormwater Infrastructure Resiliency Wednesday, March 22 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Presenters: Peter Nimmrichter (Associate & Climate Change Specialist in Water Resources with Amec Foster Wheeler) and Marvin Ingebrigtsen (Infrastructure Planning & […]

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    Harcourt and Robertson: Two Mayors Reflect on Vancouver Past, Present and Future

    Harcourt and Robertson: Two Mayors Reflect on Vancouver Past, Present and Future

    Check out this upcoming event hosted by SFU’s Centre for Dialogue: Harcourt and Roberston Then and Now: Two Mayors Reflect on Vancouver Past, Present and Future Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:30pm–7:00pm Free public lecture Doors open at 5pm with light refreshments SFU Vancouver Campus, Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Room 1900 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC […]

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    Webinar: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sustainable Forest Management and the Forest Industry in Saskatchewan

    Webinar: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Sustainable Forest Management and the Forest Industry in Saskatchewan

    Tuesday, March 21 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET  Presenter: Sheri Andrews-Key (PhD Candidate, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan) As the climate continues to change, forest ecosystems are experiencing stresses that have not been seen in the historical past. These changes are impacting many facets of forests in Saskatchewan and will have implications for […]

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    Ontario Climate Consortium: 5th Annual Symposium

    Ontario Climate Consortium: 5th Annual Symposium

    The OCC team is holding their 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium which will be taking place at York University on May 11th and 12th. The theme for this year’s symposium is “Just Transformations: The Next 150”. This event hopes to encourage the development of positive narratives and visions of a just future – ones that cross boundaries between natural science, […]

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    Comox Valley Eco-Assets Symposium

    Comox Valley Eco-Assets Symposium

    The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is facing a long list of challenges as more frequent and intense winter storms and summer droughts overwhelm engineered infrastructure and natural systems (that have been degraded over time by land use activities). It is feast AND famine! Now, the four local governments in the valley are facing a […]

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    Free Public Lecture: Resiliency and You

    Free Public Lecture: Resiliency and You

    The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions – SFU and the Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University are pleased to invite you to a free public talk and discussion: Can cities have the wisdom to adopt preventive measures before disaster strikes as we shift into a climate unsteady future? […]

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    Climate Justice: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational

    Join the Security & Sustainability Forum for this upcoming webinar: Climate Justice: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational Monday, February 27, 2017 1:00 – 2:45 pm This year, 2017, is the American Public Health Association’s “Year of Climate Change”. Please hold the date for a very special kick-off webinar on “Climate Justice: Local, Tribal, Global, and […]

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