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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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Proposed Guide for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in BC Agriculture Sectors

Proposed Guide for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in BC Agriculture Sectors

ACT is proud to feature ACT Water Research Assistant Lauren Klose’s recently completed Masters thesis: A Proposed Guide for Climate Change Adaptation Planning in British Columbia Agriculture Sectors. Download the PDF publication. ACT will release its own report on this topic – our fifth, called Climate Change Adaptation and Crops and Food Supply in BC, […]

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New summary of “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future”

New summary of “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future”

A two-page summary of the research report “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future” has been published by POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, Simon Fraser University, and (FLOW) Forum for Leadership on Water. The authors of the full report are Jesse Baltutis & Timothy Shah with Oliver M. Brandes, Nancy Goucher, Deborah Harford […]

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EVENT: The Importance of the Mackenzie River Basin from a National, Hemispheric and Global Perspective

EVENT: The Importance of the Mackenzie River Basin from a National, Hemispheric and Global Perspective

The Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) and Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation invite you to a free public event. Location: SFU Vancouver: Room 1800, 515 West Hastings Street Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Date: Wednesday September 5, 2012 SFU’s Dr. Lance Lesack, a nationally respected expert in inland water ecological systems and the interactions […]

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Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Published by Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, August 28, 2012 Watershed covers roughly 20% of Canada, including oil sands; the Mackenzie discharges more water into the Arctic than the St. Lawrence into the Atlantic The governance of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin holds enormous national but also global importance due to the watershed’s impact on […]

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Taking water for granted, Robert Sandford published in Literary Review of Canada

Taking water for granted, Robert Sandford published in Literary Review of Canada

Robert Sandford, author of the ACT Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance reports, has been published in the September 2012 issue of Literary Review of Canada. His article is “An Unexpected Water Crisis, Canada’s changing climate means more droughts, floods and storms – along with less ability to predict them”. Visit the LRC website to […]

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Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver putting landmarks at risk Granville Island and False Creek at high risk for negative effects of higher water levels By KELLY SINOSKI, published in the Vancouver Sun August 4, 2012 Vancouver is at risk of losing landmark communities like Granville Island and False Creek unless the city starts taking […]

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Baltutis and Sandford: Canadians are thirsty for a national water strategy

Baltutis and Sandford: Canadians are thirsty for a national water strategy

Published in the Calgary Herald, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Published in The Toronto Star, Saturday July 28, 2012 Written by Jesse Baltutis and Bob Sandford In the future, prosperous nations will be those with enough water for food, cities, industry and nature — and know how to ensure each gets the amount it needs. But […]

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