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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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Deborah Harford discusses the importance of research on CJSF Radio

Deborah Harford discusses the importance of research on CJSF Radio

Deborah Harford spoke with Frieda Werden of SFU Ideas and Issues on CJSF Spoken Word Radio, July 5, 2012. The conversation addressed the scientists protesting in Ottawa who staged a mock funeral procession to protest Conservative government policies they claim are causing the ‘death of evidence’. Deborah focused on the importance of research as a […]

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Global News reports on Vancouver's new adaptation plan

Global News reports on Vancouver’s new adaptation plan

The city of Vancouver has commissioned a study on how to prepare for the impact of dramatic climate change. Vancouver City Manager Sadhu Johnstone and Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer talk with Global News about Vancouver’s new adaptation plan, to be presented to City Council on Tuesday July 24, 2012. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford, and […]

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Deborah Harford lends perspective to extreme weather events profiled on CTV News

Deborah Harford lends perspective to extreme weather events profiled on CTV News

ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford lent perspective to current extreme weather events including a tailings pond that has is causing serious concern in the Kootenays. The average June rainfall in that area is 58.3 mm, this year they received 205.3 mm. See the CTV news segment from July 5, 2012 Deb reflects that this kind […]

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Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) launches new project website

Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) launches new project website

ACT is a Canadian partner organization in the 5-year, “Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR): Building Adaptive Capacity for Managing Climate Change in Coastal Megacities” program funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) together with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social […]

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Cross-Canada Tour Reveals National Concern About Water

Cross-Canada Tour Reveals National Concern About Water

Canadians are beginning to see their most precious resource threatened by increased demand and climate change Winnipeg, May 23, 2012: Canadians use more water than almost anyone on earth, a whopping 329 litres a day. We use so much water that in the summer, 50 per cent goes on the lawn or the garden. Our […]

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Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

ACT’s recent release of the Climate Change Adaptation & Water Governance report was followed by a 16-city cross-Canada tour last October and November conducted by ACT water policy author Bob Sandford, co-chair of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and one of Canada’s foremost water experts. Over a two-month period, Sandford talked to hundreds […]

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Smart Environmental Policy with Full-Cost Pricing

Smart Environmental Policy with Full-Cost Pricing

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions presents “Smart Environmental Policy with Full-Cost Pricing” by ACT board member, SFU economist and professor of public policy, Dr. Nancy Olewiler. When: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 Where: Room A110, Social Sciences & Mathematics Bldg., University of Victoria Live webcast: pics.uvic.ca/broadcast.php Canada’s natural resources, ecosystems and wildlife are indispensable to […]

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