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Federal Government Announces 20 New Municipal Green Grants and Loans

Source: CBC/ The Canadian Press

Source: CBC/ The Canadian Press

Yesterday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced that the federal government is promising new funding for environmental projects with municipal grants and loans to 20 cities and towns across the country.

From CBC: 

The Liberal minister said the $31.5-million in federal money will help communities improve local standards for air, water and soil quality.

“I will help [us] do our part to help fight climate change,” said McKenna. “In order to be successful we’re going to need innovative local strategies.” …

She said cities have direct control over 40 per cent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions while being on the front lines of climate risks posed by global warming.

“This is the moment when we all agree that climate change is the challenge of our generation.”

This is an exciting development as municipalities can take significant action on climate change, and in many cases they already have been taking action. Adaptation also demands localized responses.

Read more from the article here.

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Naomi Klein at the Vogue Theatre

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Vancouver, see below for information on this exciting event:

Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything

Friday March 11th 

Vogue Theatre
918 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

6:00 pm
Doors Open

7:00 pm
Showcase

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon – it’s about capitalism.

The SFU Vancouver Speaker Series, in partnership with SFU Department of Philosophy invites you to this special evening with award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author Naomi Klein. Ms. Klein will provide a keynote presentation, followed by a moderated Q&A with Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director of SFU Public Square.

Following the show will be a book-signing (books will be available for purchase) and a special screening of the documentary This Changes Everything.

Click here to buy your tickets.

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Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action

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A new project has just launched from Sustainable Prosperity:

Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action

This project, based on research undertaken for Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform, examines the ways different levels of government and other decision-makers can use economic instruments to support the uptake of adaptation actions in four sectors of importance to Canada: forestry, infrastructure, real estate and ecosystem services.

This research comes at an important time. Already, the impacts of climate change are affecting our forests, urban infrastructure, real estate and ecosystems. From increased frequency and severity of wildfires, to stressed water infrastructure, from cost increases in real estate, to altered ecosystems, these impacts present both risks and opportunities for businesses, governments, communities and individual Canadians. To reduce these risks and take advantage of opportunities, Canadians must adapt.

This website features various economic tools organized both by level of government (federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal) and by sector (forestry, infrastructure, real estate, and ecosystem services). This makes it easy to navigate the toolbox and find the exact resources you’re looking for.

This work also features ACT’s results from our June 2015 publication, “Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments.”

Check out the Tooling Up For Climate Change website here.

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Toronto Event: Fracking in a Permafrost Environment

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Friends in Toronto, check out this event coming up March 1st:

What are the key scientific and engineering questions related to fracking for shale gas and oil in a permafrost environment? What do we know about potential impacts on freshwater resources?

Explore these and other questions at the upcoming symposium, hosted by the Program on Water Issues at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto:

Fracking in a Permafrost Environment: Key Questions

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Christopher Burn, Dr. John Cherry,
and Dr. Anthony Ingraffea
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
9:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 3K7
To register, please email your name and affiliation to
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ACT ED at Sustainable Communities Conference

 

SCC2016_banner_ENACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is at the Sustainable Communities Conference in Ottawa this week. Tell your friends in Ottawa to catch her talk Thursday February 11th!

Deb is speaking as part of the ‘My Hometown 2050’ plenary which will discuss future challenges and opportunities for cities.

Session summary:

The year 2050 may seem like a long way off but it ‘s just around the corner. As community builders, the choices we make in designing our communities along with the social and infrastructure investments we choose will lock us into a long- term path that is not so easily changed. In response to the targets called for to avoid the drastic impacts of climate change, FCM is leading a local government movement to becoming low-carbon local economies by 2050. This panel discusses what our communities will look like when we achieve this goal and some of the steps we need to take to get there.

The conference runs from February 9th-11th and is hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
. Find out more information here.

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Job Posting: Executive Director, Cowichan Watershed Board

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / COORDINATOR
JOB POSTING

The Cowichan Watershed Society is seeking to hire a part time Executive Director, who will also serve as the Coordinator of the Cowichan Watershed Board. The position will report to the Society Co-Chairs and Board Co-Chairs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Provide Executive Director and administrative services for the Cowichan Watershed Society and Coordinator services for the Cowichan Watershed Board including:

a.  Leadership;
b.  Operational planning and management;
c.  Program planning and management;
d.  Financial planning and management;
e.  Community relations/advocacy;
f.  Risk management;
g.  Human resources planning and management.

Qualifications and Attributes
The candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Strong scientific understanding of ecological systems and watershed hydrology and a passion to protect the health of the Cowichan Watershed;
  • Respect for and commitment to upholding First Nations rights and culture;
  • Strong understanding of governance and non-profit Boards;
  • Experience working with all levels of government, First Nations and a variety of community and environmental organizations;
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic planning;
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages and backgrounds individually and in team working arrangements;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to be an effective and persuasive ambassador of the organizations;
  • Proficiency with financial management including budgeting and reporting;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Creativity and an ability to problem solve;
  • Flexibility to adapt to varying workloads and scheduling requirements

Click here for more information. 

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Job Posting with PCIC: Administrative Assistant

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Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

1 year term (Maternity Leave Replacement)

Closing Date: February 22, 2016

PCIC is seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant.

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)

The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) was created to assess climate impacts in Pacific North America. The goals of the Consortium are to foster collaborative research, to strengthen the capacity to address regional climate change and variability, and to provide the scientific basis for development of policy. PCIC links scientific research and applications, researchers and users/stakeholders, and geophysical sciences and climate centres in Pacific North America. The Consortium supports the development of adaptation options and long-term planning to reduce vulnerability to climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. http://www.PacificClimate.org

Challenge and Nature of Work

The Administrative Assistant works closely with the Director, the Lead for Planning & Operations and the Webmaster/Editor to facilitate a multi-disciplinary team of scientists to carry out an applied scientific program focused on providing regional climate services to stakeholders.  The position is central to the functioning of PCIC through providing administrative and travel support to the PCIC staff, consolidating and maintaining financial records and staff records, and providing general administrative support.

Working under the supervision of the Lead, Planning & Operations, and supporting the Director, the incumbent supports all aspects of administrative functions of the office and helps to achieve a successful and thriving organization.

Primary Accountabilities

The primary accountabilities are as follows:

Assistance/Director

  • Arranges travel for Director in compliance with organization guidelines, budget restrictions and personal preferences and prepares travel claims
  • Compiles documents for meetings/travel as needed by Director
  • Maintains calendar including scheduling appointments, meetings and travel
  • Prepare documents/forms as required by Director

Office/Reception:

  • Answers the main PCIC telephone and redirects calls as needed
  • Manage PCIC general email account and forward incoming emails to the appropriate staff
  • Acts as a central courier, receiver and sender
  • Orders supplies, monitors inventory and ensures supply areas are tidy and well organized
  • Works with UVic facilities and staff to plan, order and organize office equipment, furniture, and phones. Maintains inventory of furniture, computer equipment and software
  • Prepare for recruiting and hiring of new staff
  • Organizes logistics within the university system for new employees including NetLink, benefits and direct deposit as well as within the office environment: mail, phone, office space and supplies
  • Provide basic travel support to PCIC staff
  • Tracks staff leave time and prepare year end leave summaries
  • Work with Management to prepare annual Corporate Report and other documents

Purchasing/Accounting:

  • Prepares administrative forms for signature and processing
  • Prepares travel expenses reports, cheque requisitions, purchasing agreements etc.
  • Maintains spreadsheet to track travel costs, payments and reimbursements
  • Reconciles all financial accounts with hard/digital copies, maintains financial documentation files and prepares quarterly journals to project accounts
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliation and account summary
  • Work with Management to prepare the Fiscal Year End documents for audit

Meetings/ Events

  • Works with management to schedule, coordinate and support meetings including those of the Board of Directors and Program Advisory Committee
  • Maintains and updates PCIC SharePoint Site
  • Organizes logistics for Pacific Climate Seminar Series and other seminars
  • Work with Management to plan and organize workshops and events

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge

  • Post-secondary education.
  • Familiarity with the UVic systems and procedures.
  • Familiarity with accounting principles.
  • Experience working in a technical office environment.

Skills

  • Strong clerical and organization skills.
  • Experience with MS office, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Excellent verbal communications skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Abilities

  • Demonstrated initiative.
  • Ability to work both independently and part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Flexibility in accepting variable and diverse job assignments.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new circumstances.

Employment period

1 year maternity leave replacement.

Weekly working hours

Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

 

Pay rate

Commensurate with education and experience.

Additional information: Address enquiries to Kathy Veldhoen@ climate@uvic.ca.

Application:  Please send your application with a CV, including three professional references.

Address cover letter and application to Kathy Veldhoen, climate@uvic.ca, with “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you are legally able to work in Canada.

 

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Workshop for Okanagan Producers on Climate Change Adaptation

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What

A workshop (in two locations) focused on developing adaptation options and an action strategy to strengthen agricultural resilience in a changing climate. Discussion will include strategies for managing:

  • Changing hydrological systems (drier summers)
  • Increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and
  • Changes to pests, diseases and invasive species.

Why

  • Get involved in developing & implementing adaptation strategies for the Okanagan
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • Build on the results of the previous workshop (which was held inDecember 2015)

Two Locations

in Penticton
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 9am to 2pm
at the Penticton Lake Resort, 21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC

in Vernon 
Thursday, February 11th, 2015, 9am to 2pm
at the Vernon Golf & Country Club, 800 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon, BC

Registration opens at 8:30am. Morning coffee, baked goods and lunch will be provided at both workshops.

Please RSVP or contact us with any questions, at Okanagan@BCAgClimateAction.ca or call 604-992-7257.

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Canada Ocean Lecture: Marine Biodiversity and the Health of Canada’s Oceans

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Check out this free event, Thursday March 3rd, on marine biodiversity:

Marine Biodiversity and the Health of Canada’s Oceans

A free public talk and discussion, presented by Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Research Professor, Ocean Sciences and Biology, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:00 pm, SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre Room 1900, 515 West Hastings Street

Moderator: Dr. Arne Mooers, Professor, Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Oceans encompass more than 95 per cent of Earth’s biosphere, and their massive volume and remoteness ensure we will not fully quantify their biodiversity in our lifetimes. Human pressures on the ocean will almost certainly increase in the future, yet we have little understanding of the role that different species play in maintaining ocean health. Although charismatic and commercial species have attracted public concern, few consider the many other species that inhabit ocean environments and help to support us and the species we care about. Dr. Snelgrove will discuss the new tools and approaches that have revolutionized ocean sciences in the last decade, documenting new species, new environments, and new processes that create unprecedented opportunities to improve ocean sustainability.

To reserve your seat and for more information, click here.

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Call for Proposals: Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network

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For those doing research into conservation and low-carbon economies:

The Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) is seeking academic research project proposals in the following research areas:

  • Policies for a Low Carbon Economy;
  • Innovation and Competitiveness;
  • Conservation (including species at risk protection);
  • Data Set Development and Linkages;

We particularly encourage proposals in these research areas that feature the use and application of behavioural economics to study expected responses to environmental policy, including regulatory approaches and the use of market based instruments (MBIs). We will also prioritize in the review process those proposals that include specific case studies or empirical analysis of programs in Canada or internationally (that Canada may learn from), as well as proposals for surveys or innovative experimental approaches to evaluate the role of, or advantages to, alternative policy options for the design of environmental policy in any of the proposed research priority areas.

Click here for more information on application.

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Call for Applications: Russell E. Train Fellowships

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Check out this opportunity for Graduate students:

Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in conservation. Each year, WWF supports committed conservationists from target countries to receive financial support for their studies and field research. Applicants can apply to attend any university around the world and must return to their home countries to work in conservation for at least two years after completing their degree.

See below for competition guidelines, eligibility criteria, selection process information, and access to the application.

Click here for more information on the various competitions, eligibility criteria, selection processes, and application, click here.

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Our ‘Climate Nexus’ Book Featured in Focus Magazine

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Focus Magazine in Victoria has a feature on our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World.” Co-author Jon O’Riordan is also interviewed for the article.

“In their book The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World (Rocky Mountain Books, December 2015), Robert William Sandford and Victoria’s Dr Jon O’Riordan explain the Earth’s delicately interconnected systems—our life-support systems—and how our daily decisions affect them. The book’s goal is not to pretend we can stop the changes already set in motion but to encourage us to understand the nexus and to actively plan and adapt rather than just react when crisis hits. If we can’t stop the train, we can at least learn what power we have to steer or slow it.

“As the authors state simply, the nexus of where our demands for food, water and energy meet ‘lies at the very heart of human civilization.’ But through population growth and climate change, which have become mutually entangled, human civilization is bumping up against the planet’s ability to meet those ever-increasing demands. ‘Nature is gradually foreclosing,’ O’Riordan tells me matter of factly over morning tea. ‘It’s not overnight, but it is inexorable….’

“O’Riordan hopes that a better understanding of the nexus will motivate people to change their behaviour, not because it’s financially expedient but because it’s the right thing to do. His ideal would be for everyone, from primary to university, to take a course on the climate nexus. He’s currently helping develop a pilot course for use in high schools.

“Academic but applicable, the book is a call for us all to be creative engineers of our future. ‘In the end,’ O’Riordan and Sandford conclude, ‘the entire human population on Earth is one…If we are to solve the crisis in the nexus, we will have to act in concert as one overall system, and learn to co-operate and support each other in ways that we have never thought of before. For better or worse, we are all in this together.’ Full steam ahead.

Read more from the article here.

 

 

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On Energy East and Real National Unity

Source: The Calgary Herald; Mark Ralston/ AFP/ Getty Images

Source: The Calgary Herald; Mark Ralston/ AFP/ Getty Images

Some proponents of the Energy East pipeline tout that it will help create ‘national unity’. They point to past large-scale development projects, like the national railway, which connected the country and made people feel a sense of national pride.

However, as this ope-ed points out, the dying oil and gas sector should not be the cause of our unity:

“When B.C. Premier Christy Clark made it clear in 2014 that British Columbia had no intention of supporting Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, we didn’t hear Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall questioning her commitment to national unity. Nor were British Columbians raked over the coals earlier this month when her government also rejected Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. We should stand in solidarity with the decision of Quebec mayors to choose a different future for their province — and the country.

“Canadians from all across the country, and from all political stripes, have had enough of an economy that depends so heavily on fossil fuels, which are destructive to produce, dangerous to transport and dirty to burn. Never mind the havoc that is unleashed on Canada’s job market thanks to unpredictable and volatile global commodity prices.

“According to an April 2015 poll conducted by Oracle Research for Climate Action Network Canada, 61 per cent of Canadians believe tackling climate change is more important than building the Energy East pipeline and developing the oilsands further. So why the outrage when 82 Montreal-area mayors say out loud what the majority of Canadians are already thinking?

“With oil at around $30 a barrel, and most oilsands production unable to break even, now isn’t the time to double down on a fossil-fuelled sunset industry. It’s time to diversify Canada’s economy by investing in a clean energy future, and we need our leaders to step up to the plate.”

Read more from the article here. 

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Upcoming Webinars on Urban Resilience

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Check out this series of webinars on urban resilience:

EMI’s Institute of Urban Resilience (EMI-IUR) recently launched its Urban Resilience Webinar series where participants can learn from and interact real-time with world-renowned experts on the most pressing urban resilience and disaster risk management (DRM) topics today. The webinars provide a structured and comprehensive lecture on the topic with pertinent examples and case studies to facilitate the learning process. The webinars will be extremely relevant and useful to policy makers, DRM practitioners, planners, architects, engineers, social scientists, researchers, educators, community leaders, from both private and public sectors, as well as anybody who has a genuine interest to expand their knowledge in the fields of DRM and urban resilience.

The second webinar entitled Nature-Based Strategies to Coastal Defense” will be held on February 9, 2016, 15:00 (Philippine Standard Time). Our subject matter expert will be Anne Ronelle Siders, Atty. Anne Siders is a scientist and a lawyer, and currently works as a Research Fellow of EMI. Atty. Siders took her bachelor’s degree in Human Evolutionary Biology and doctorate of jurisprudence at Harvard University. She is a candidate for doctorate degree in Environment and Resources at Stanford University. She also has post-doctoral research scholar at the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University and a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Navy. This webinar will highlight natural and structural solutions (soft and hard armoring) and discuss the pros and cons of these nature-based strategies, together with examples of where these solutions have been implemented and some of the lessons learned.

The next webinar will be on Hazard, Vulnerability, and Risk Assessments (HVRA) and will be conducted on March 10, 2016, 15:00 (Philippine Standard Time). This webinar will discuss the concept of disaster risk and will cover the different assessment techniques used in determining the risk (e.g. hazards and vulnerabilities) of various sectors (e.g. social, economic, physical, and institutional) and critical facilities. The subject matter expert for this webinar is Dr. Engr. Fouad Bendimerad, Chairman and Executive Director of EMI. Dr. Bendimerad is a former faculty member of the School of Engineering at Stanford University and is currently in charge of that university’s seismic reduction program, which recently received the ATC-ENR award for being one of the ten top seismic projects in the USA.

Click here for more information and to register.

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UPDATED- Operation: Supply Chain Workshop

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The Operation: Supply Chain Workshop is an interactive program comprised of training activities, interactive exercises and cutting edge presentations focused upon climate change implications that supply chain and procurement professionals should be considering in their decision-making.

Workshop participants will explore and discuss decision-making factors such as understanding tradeoffs, dealing with data gathering and quality control, and assessing materiality. Speakers and attendees will examine real-world examples of how large public and private organizations have assessed climate related risks and adapted practices to reduce risk and strengthen core business value and mission.

Preliminary Program Agenda

Additional details and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Please visit http://supplychain.ACCOonline.org for the most current program information.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Pre-Event CCO Training BootcampTM
> SupplyChain-101: Assessing Climate Related Risks in the Supply Chain (8:30am – 12:00pm)
Main Workshop Program
> Welcome & Introduction: Why We Care – Supply Chains in the Context of a Changing Climate (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
> An Overview of Expectations for Climate Action in the Supply Chain (1:30pm – 2:30pm)
> How Companies are Addressing Climate Risk & Performance Management in Their Supply Chains (2:45pm – 3:45pm)
> Developing Approaches and Tools for Leveraging Data to Drive Climate Action Initiatives (3:45pm – 5:00pm)
> Networking Reception (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
> The Links Between the Nodes: Transportation in the Supply Chain and Why It’s Important (9:00am – 9:45am)
> The Role of Associations, Industry Groups and Nonprofits in Tackling Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Climate Risk (9:45am – 10:45am)
> Overcoming Challenges and Working Collaboratively for Supply Chain Action (11:00am – 12:-00pm)
> Working Lunch: Supply Chain Questionnaire Harmonization Discussion (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
> Engaging Suppliers & Other External Stakeholders to Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Supply Chain Strategy (1:00pm – 2:00pm)
> Interactive Exercise: Communications & Engagement with Leadership (2:00pm – 2:30pm)
> The Business Context of Incorporating Risk and Performance Management for Supply Chain and Procurement Professionals (2:30pm – 3:30pm)
> Interactive Exercise: Decision-Making & Tradeoffs (3:30pm – 4:00pm)
> Wrap-Up & Conclusion (4:00pm – 4:15pm)

Click here to register for this event.

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Shivaji Competition: Creative Sea Level Rise Solutions

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Calling all artists, architects, scientists, engineers, animators, and other creatives:

Shivaji Competition:  Islands, Deltas and Rising Seas
Animated GIFs due on March 10, 2016
Shivaji2016.com

Contact:  Glenn Weiss at ShivajiCompetition@gmail.com
Rising Waters Confab II, April 25-May 26, 2016

In GIF format, the Shivaji Competition seeks actual and impossible ideas to maintain human habitation on islands and deltas doomed by the predicted sea level rise of at least one meter in the 21st century.  All entries will be submitted as animated GIFs for social media broadcast and museum exhibition.  One finalist will be selected to participate in the Rising Waters Confab 2016 to be held on Captiva Island, Florida, USA in May, 2016.  Roundtrip transportation provided.  Visit Shivaji2016.com.  All entries due on March 10, 2016.  Free to enter.

  1. International competition of ideas for islands, deltas and their cultures doomed by sea level rise in the 21st century.
  2. Proposal competition using animated GIFs format for mass social media distribution
  3. Named after Shivaji Maharaj, the great 17th century warrior king and protector of India’s islands.

“The Shivaji Competition: Islands, Deltas and Rising Seas.” The great warrior king of 17th century India, Shivaji Maharaj, established the Maratha Empire against the dominant Mughals and held off the territorial ambitions of the Europeans. Part of his legacy is a group of island forts in the Arabian Sea with stonewalls ringing the edges against the sea and the Europeans. The Shivaji island forts are the starting metaphor and reality for responses to the invasion of the seawaters for the barrier islands and low elevation islands and deltas around the world.

With the predicted sea level rise of at least one meter, thousands of islands and deltas and millions of people around the world will be threatened with frequent saltwater floods from storms and king tides. Freshwater may disappear.  Sewer and rainwater drainage will not function.  Evacuation will intensify a refuge crisis and tensions in national borders.  Most islands have a light human or agricultural intervention. Others like Miami Beach are dense urban places.

The competition asks artists, architects, designers, planners, scientists and writers to propose the practical and impossible to maintain the continued human habitation of these islands throughout the 21st century. The ideas should be demonstrated on an island or delta under high risk to bring worldwide attention to these threatened places and push the world to live up to Article 8 of the COP21 agreement signed in Paris.

Responses can be elaborate infrastructures for urban cities and DIY methods for agricultural islands by residents with very limit economic resources. (or vis-a-versa). Both parody and reality are welcome as long as the proposals help wake up politicians, engage the minds of a broad public and respect the people of the islands or deltas. Think like Shivaji. The old political structure has lost its ability to respond and the invasion of the little known outside forces from the sea pose a serious threat to your way of life.

Each entry will be submitted online as an animated GIF demonstrating a proposal when the sea rises at least one meter.  The GIFs should be persuasive to an international audience.  Humor, drama, paradox and factual reality in photographs, anime, renderings and all other visual formats are acceptable.  Clarity of idea and message is important.

A group of 10-25 finalists will be selected by Glenn Weiss and Buster Simpson in consultation with Rising Waters Confab participants.  These finalists will become part of a traveling exhibition available to museums, global warming conferences and outdoor giant screens.  One of the finalists will be selected to join Confab 2016 for one week in May 2016.  Round trip travel provided.

Visit the website here for more information.

 

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