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Evergreen Urban Watersheds Forum March 21 & 22, 2014

Evergreen, as part of the watershed education and restoration program Uncover Your Creeks, is hosting an Urban Watersheds Forum on March 21 and 22.  The Forum will bring together watershed champions from diverse perspectives – industry, academia, First Nations, government and non-profit – to explore how we can take leadership in watershed management and stewardship at the community […]

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Building resilience article by Professor Gordon McBean

Professor Gordon McBean, former Chair of the Joint Scientific Committee for the World Climate Research Programme, current Board Chair of START and professor at Western University, talks candidly about the Coastal Cities at Risk project and how resilience can be forged by vulnerable townships. View the publication here in International Innovation Issue 126, pages 83-85. International Innovation 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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NAP’s Guide to Science Issues and the State of the Union

The 2014 State of the Union address focused on topics such as energy, climate change, education, and gun violence. National Academies Press annotated the complete text of the President’s State of the Union speech with relevant reports from the National Academies that provide authoritative, independent guidance on these issues. The full transcript of the President’s speech, […]

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NOT WAITING FOR NOAH: New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk

The Not Waiting for Noah workshop, held in Kelowna BC on April 24, 2013, was organized as a partnership between the BC Water and Waste Association’s Climate Change Committee, the Okanagan Basin Water Board, and the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team. This report, entitled Not Waiting for Noah: New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk, is the result […]

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University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN Index)

The ND-GAIN Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country’s vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges […]

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You’re Invited: Watershed 2014 Satellite Events

As you may already know, the POLIS Project is playing a lead role in organizing the upcoming forum Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia & Beyond—an event designed to support skills development and capacity-building for watershed groups, First Nations, and community watershed champions. Although registration for the event itself is already full, a number of partners […]

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Urban Climate Adaptation and Leadership: From Conceptual Understanding to Practical Action

The paper entitled “Urban Climate Adaptation and Leadership: From Conceptual Understanding to Practical Action” is part of a series of OECD Regional Development Working Group Papers. The full PDF is available  here Urban Climate Adaptation and Leadership.

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