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Upcoming: The OCCs 3rd Annual Climate Change Research Symposium | May 2015

Upcoming: The OCCs 3rd Annual Climate Change Research Symposium | May 2015

The Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) is excited to announce that it will be hosting its 3rd Annual Climate Change Research Symposium at McMaster University on May 11, 2015. The annual symposium brings scholars together with public and private sector representatives to advance climate change research in Ontario. This year’s theme is Ready, Steady, Adapt: Leading Adaptation through […]

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Climate change looms as major threat to key B.C. industries

Climate change looms as major threat to key B.C. industries

Forestry, fisheries, tourism and agriculture will be among the hardest hit, say B.C.-based researchers Throughout 2015, Business in Vancouver will examine the effects of climate change on the province’s economy. From forestry to tourism to power generation and infrastructure planning, the forecast trend toward higher temperatures will have an impact on many of the industries that have […]

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ACT Releases First Book - The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer

ACT Releases First Book – The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer

ACT is proud and delighted to announce the release of its first book – The Columbia River Treaty, A Primer, published by Rocky Mountain Books – a vital work that clearly explains the nature of this complex water agreement between Canada and the United States and how its impending update will impact communities, landscapes, industry […]

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Columbia treaty must consider climate change: OpEd in Times Colonist by Jon O’Riordan, ACT senior policy adviser

Columbia treaty must consider climate change: OpEd in Times Colonist by Jon O’Riordan, ACT senior policy adviser

The opportunity for renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty in 2024 — one of the largest international trans-boundary water treaties in the world — coupled with the prospect of a changing climate, requires Canada to consider the costs and benefits of climate-change adaptation in its forthcoming discussions with the U.S. Flood control and power generation were joint cornerstones of the treaty when it was signed in 1964. The […]

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Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

  Over 40 Speakers & 60 Participant Organizations Already Confirmed The draft program agenda for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit is now published at http://www.risingseassummit.org/agenda.html   When: September 24-26, 2014 Where: New York City Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced Presenters from the National Climate Assessment, Climate Central, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and […]

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ACT ED Spoke at National Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations

ACT ED Spoke at National Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations

Canada’s only national voice on climate change, the Canadian Climate Forum, organized a Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations, to examine the incidence and impact of severe weather, the challenges it raises – and how we can prepare for, or adapt to it, to minimize its often devastating effects. 2013 was a year of costly […]

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Livable Cities Forum Side Events Just Announced!

  LIVABLE CITIES FORUM SIDE EVENTS JUST ANNOUNCED!   Join us for an Infrastructure Climate Risk Assessment Workshop using the PIEVC protocol on April 1and a Climate Change Adaptation World Café on April 4! To learn more about these exciting side events view the flyer and preliminary agenda for the Infratstructure and Climate Risk Workshop here and the Climate Change Adaptation World Café here.  Want to know who is […]

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Info Seminar/Webinar: Water Sustainability Act (Vancouver)

Feb. 19, 2-4:00pm at the Vancouver, SFU Segal School of Business Cost: $59.00 / $89.00 (member / non-member) – Special online registration rate. Is your organization prepared for the new Water Sustainability Act legislation? The Water Sustainability Act will bring many changes to the industry – how will this impact the work of water practitioners? Are you prepared […]

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