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Webinar: Voodoo Hydrology— Pitfalls of Urban Hydrology Methods & What You Need to Know

Webinar: Voodoo Hydrology— Pitfalls of Urban Hydrology Methods & What You Need to Know

Read on for information about this interesting webinar offered on January 21st with Andy Reese: As a stormwater community, we have for years relied upon common urban stormwater hydrologic design methodologies and trusted their results. But, should we? Join returning speaker Andy Reese as he exposes the black box of urban hydrology. In this webinar, Andy will […]

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Call for Presentations: 44th BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show

The BC Water & Waste Association is looking for presentations and panels for their upcoming conference: “The theme of this year’s conference is Resilient, Resourceful and Ready, and we encourage presenters from all areas of the water community to submit a presentation or panel abstract. The majority of previous conference attendees are water professionals with 5 […]

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Free public lecture: The Human Face of Water Security

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at SFU is pleased to invite you to a free public lecture and discussion on Monday, January 18th at 7:00 pm: The Human Face of Water Security: A focus on vulnerable individuals and communities Presented by Dr. Zafar Adeel, Director, Institute of Water, Environment and Health, […]

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Gender equity crucial in aftermath of disasters

Gender equity crucial in aftermath of disasters

In the chaos of natural disasters, many social systems break down. Ensuring that access to services, supports, and education in these circumstances is gender-equal is crucial for building community resilience and quick recovery. An article in Briarpatch Magazine explores these concepts, focusing on Cuba’s response to Hurricane Sandy. From Briarpatch:  “According to the UNDP’s report on Gender […]

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Webinar: Financial Tools to Support Adaptation

Webinar: Financial Tools to Support Adaptation

Check out the following upcoming webinar: Financial Tools to Support Adaptation: The Development and Implementation of Stormwater Charges and Fees  Tuesday, January 26th  1-2 pm ET Municipalities are struggling to pay for their stormwater infrastructure needs, particularly in light of a changing climate. As a result, many municipalities are examining different financing mechanisms in order […]

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Will Trudeau's Infrastructure Plan Exacerbate Climate Change?

Will Trudeau’s Infrastructure Plan Exacerbate Climate Change?

When most people think of taking action on climate change, infrastructure isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But infrastructure plays a big role in adapting to a changing climate. Our infrastructure planning can worsen the climate crisis, or it can prepare us to live more sustainable and less carbon-intensive lives. During the recent […]

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Extreme warm temperatures in North Pole this week

Extreme warm temperatures in North Pole this week

According to The Atlantic, this week the North Pole has seen a storm which will brought its temperature up to 2 degrees Celsius. That’s as warm as it is today in Vancouver! “…later this week, something extraordinary will happen: Air temperatures at the Earth’s most northernly region, in the middle of winter, will rise above freezing […]

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"The Climate Nexus" Featured in Georgia Straight

“The Climate Nexus” Featured in Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight featured our new book “The Climate Nexus” in a recent article. “Former senior civil servant Jon O’Riordan says human beings can no longer count on natural processes to absorb the impact of people on the Earth.  “In a new book he coauthored with Canadian water expert Robert Sandford, O’Riordan argues that the […]

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