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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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    Two-Part Webinar Series: Collaboration to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change

    Collaboration to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change An emerging trend in climate change risk management is a systems perspective considering the interdependencies of infrastructure providers. The first webinar provides an overview of how the City of Toronto has engaged internal divisions and external organizations, such as Toronto Hydro and other utilities, to better understand and […]

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    Workshop: Floods and Drought- Tackling Wild Weather

    Workshop: Floods and Drought- Tackling Wild Weather

    FLOODS AND DROUGHT- TACKLING WILD WEATHER WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 9:00AM TO 5:00PM NORTHERN GRAND HOTEL GRAND BALLROOM 2 9830 100 AVE, FORT ST JOHN Climate change is exposing Northern BC communities to changes in weather patterns and an increase in extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure at risk, which the […]

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    Carbon Talk: Can BC's forests help to reduce emissions?

    Carbon Talk: Can BC’s forests help to reduce emissions?

    Can British Columbia’s Forests Help Reduce Emissions? Thursday, February 16th 12:30 – 1:30 pm Room 2270, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St British Columbia’s forests and forestry products have a large impact on provincial emissions, through both their ability to store and release carbon into the atmosphere. So what are the opportunities to manage […]

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    Webinar: Making Urban Water Sustainability a Reality

    The next webinar in POLIS’s “Creating a Blue Dialogue” webinar series: Making Urban Water Sustainability a Reality Friday, February 17th 12:00 – 1:30 pm PT Canada’s water and wastewater infrastructure requires urgent attention. The 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card revealed that 29 per cent of Canada’s drinking water infrastructure and 35 per cent of its wastewater infrastructure is […]

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    Call for Ontario Adaptation Resources

    Are you experiencing the impacts of climate change in your line of work? Are you currently planning for, or implementing, adaptation plans or actions? If so, OCCIAR would like to hear from you! The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is currently seeking information on how various sectors in Ontario are managing […]

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    Register Now: Renewable Cities' Global Learning Forum 2017

    Register Now: Renewable Cities’ Global Learning Forum 2017

    Have you registered for Renewable Cities’ Global Learning Forum 2017?  . Global Learning Forum 2017 is a solutions-focused dialogue on the road to 100% renewable electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation in cities. This three-day event takes place from May 17-19 in Vancouver, BC. . Join Renewable Cities to meet with your peers and experience […]

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    Webinar Series: Green Shores(TM)

    Wondering about the Green ShoresTM  planning approach? The Fraser Basin Council is holding two webinars for you to learn more: Green ShoresTM for Busy Professionals Thursday, February 23rd 11:00am – 12:00 pm Have you heard about Green Shores and are wondering what it is all about? This webinar is for land-use professionals and others who would like […]

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    Upcoming Conference: Resilience 2017

    Upcoming Conference: Resilience 2017

    Check out the below information on Resilience 2017, the Conference Board of Canada’s upcoming conference on preparing for hazards: Natural disasters are on the rise. Are we prepared? As human infrastructure continues to grow and spread, so too do the risks posed by natural hazards including wildfires, flooding, extreme weather, and temperature fluctuations. And as […]

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