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Focusing on Public Responses: What We Heard in Vancouver

Focusing on Public Responses: What We Heard in Vancouver

In this post we focus on the reactions from the crowd who attended the National Discussion Series: Securing Our Water Future tour stop in Vancouver, hosted by ACT at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Room. Attendance was impressively diverse; participants ranged from young students to seniors, from academic and industry experts to community members with a […]

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Water Governance and Leadership Both Needed For Water Policy Reform: An update from Vancouver

Water Governance and Leadership Both Needed For Water Policy Reform: An update from Vancouver

“The trouble with water – and there is trouble with water – is that they aren’t making any more of it” ~ Marq de Villiers We present the Vancouver water tour experience in two parts: The first, today’s blog, covers a summary of the presentations; the second (tomorrow) will discuss what the public concerns and […]

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Quebec’s vulnerable water infrastructure hinders adaptive capacity

Quebec’s vulnerable water infrastructure hinders adaptive capacity

Bob Sandford’s final tour stop in Eastern Canada was Quebec, where he visited both Montreal and Quebec City, and learned about overarching challenges facing the province in terms of water management and climate change. Despite Quebec’s rich sense of culture and progressive environmental policies, it too is facing serious water challenges. According to participants, the […]

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Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Bob Sandford visited Waterloo and Toronto for his Ontario stop on the FLOW cross-Canada tour  and reports that Ontario is the most progressive province that he has seen so far in terms of water policy reform. Ontario’s major focus has been recognition of the importance of water to the economy, and the province has made […]

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Public Voices and Stronger Governance will help Manitoba Adapt

Public Voices and Stronger Governance will help Manitoba Adapt

ACT Water author Bob Sandford’s most recent stop on the FLOW cross-Canada tour was in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Presenters at the standing room-only forum discussed three main hydrological impacts at length: infrastructure and water quality; groundwater and contamination; and climate impacts, which are multiplying both these risks. Observations from both hydrologists and climatologists at the presentations […]

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Follow the water: Significant concerns in Nova Scotia over infrastructure and sea level rise

Follow the water: Significant concerns in Nova Scotia over infrastructure and sea level rise

ACT Water author Bob Sandford’s most recent stops on the FLOW cross-Canada tour were in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he heard about concerns from multiple groups including First Nations about the future of their province in terms of water and climate change – a very similar response to that Bob heard in Saskatchewan. […]

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National Discussion Series: SECURING OUR WATER FUTURE in Vancouver

National Discussion Series: SECURING OUR WATER FUTURE in Vancouver

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 2 – 5 pm Segal Centre (Room 1400), SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC Entrance is free of charge; please register online Coffee will be served Join us for a thought provoking discussion on water management lessons drawn from leading Canadian and international examples Water is integral to our […]

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Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty

Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty

Media Advisory October 3, 2011 Simon Fraser University Public Affairs and Media Relations (PAMR) 778.782.3210   www.sfu.ca/pamr/ Contact: Martin Livingston, BreakThrough Communications Inc., 604.657.8234, m.livingston@breatkthroughpr.com Yvonne Chiang, BreakThrough Communications Inc., 604.880.5090, y.chiang@breakthroughpr.com Carol Thorbes, PAMR, 778.782.3035, cthorbes@sfu.ca Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty A new report co-authored by a member of Simon Fraser […]

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