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SFU's Semester in Dialogue Publishes Alumna Profile of ACT ED Deborah Harford

SFU’s Semester in Dialogue Publishes Alumna Profile of ACT ED Deborah Harford

It was my great pleasure and privilege to be accepted as one of the inaugural cohort of SFU’s Undergraduate Semester in Dialogue (UGSID) back in 2002 (the recent tenth anniversary celebration of the program really brought home how time flies!), which focused on Nature, Environment and Society. I was delighted when the coordinator recently approached […]

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ACT ED in Manila for Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) Team Meeting

ACT ED in Manila for Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) Team Meeting

As disheartening news on accelerated melting of ice and unseasonably warm weather continues to emerge from both the Arctic and Antarctic, researchers from four countries are gathering in Manila at a conference hosted by the Manila Observatory to discuss climate threats to coastal cities. ACT ED Deborah Harford will present on CCaR work being done […]

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Webinar Hosted by ACT and POLIS

Webinar Hosted by ACT and POLIS

ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University) and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance (part of the Centre for Global Studies and the University of Victoria) hosted a webinar on November first titled “The Perspective of an Insurer on Water and Risk Governance.”  Lindene Patton, the Chief Climate Product Officer for […]

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ACT Experts Featured in The Townsman

ACT Experts Featured in The Townsman

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford and Water Policy Adviser Bob Sandford were featured in an article in The Townsman after speaking at an event in East Kootenay. Their presentation offered advice to residents on adapting to climate change and managing water resources. The article, which appeared on October 30th, can be viewed as a PDF. […]

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Deborah Harford to Speak at Academia Sinica in Taipei

Deborah Harford to Speak at Academia Sinica in Taipei

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking at the Advanced Institute on Data for Coastal Cities at Risk in Taipei on Monday, October 22nd.  The conference, hosted by the Academia Sinica, will take place over 6 days and feature a series of speakers presenting on a range of adaptation issues specific to coastal cities.  […]

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Deborah Harford to Speak at Upcoming Events in Cranbrook and Kimberley

Deborah Harford to Speak at Upcoming Events in Cranbrook and Kimberley

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking with Bob Sandford, ACT Water policy advisor and EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative for the United Nations “Water for LIfe” Decade, at several upcoming events in Cranbrook and Kimberley. Storm Warning: Assuring Water and Climate Security in a Changing West Wednesday October 24th McKim Auditorium […]

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The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World from Dr. Lance Lesack

The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World from Dr. Lance Lesack

On September 5, 2012, Dr. Lance Lesack presented “The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World” to delegates of the Rosenberg Forum, held in Vancouver, BC and co-hosted by ACT. Dr Lesack’s presentation can be watched in the video here, and his presentation slides with key references supporting the presentation information are […]

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Deborah Harford presents to American Water Resources Association

Deborah Harford presents to American Water Resources Association

ACT CEO Deborah Harford recently presented on climate change adaptation priorities at the annual meeting of the American Water Resources Association, which focused on issues surrounding the upcoming potential for re-negotiation of the Columbia River Treaty. See Deborah’s presentation online as well as outstanding contributions from key players in the Treaty.

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