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Have Your Say: Coastal Flood Adaptation in Surrey

Have Your Say: Coastal Flood Adaptation in Surrey

The City of Surrey is seeing feedback about options for coastal adaptation in Mud Bay. Fill out their survey here before March 30 to give your opinion. Surrey is asking about four options to respond to sea level rise in the area. These options are based on two years of work canvassing Surrey residents and […]

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New Report: Climate Change and Cities

New Report: Climate Change and Cities

The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) has finalized its Second Assessment Report on climate change and cities, and now presents its Summary Report for City Leaders. Read it here! This report summarizes the conclusions of the second assessment report, which includes the latest scientific research on climate change and cities. Mitigation and adaptation climate […]

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Workshop: Understanding Risk & Resilient Drainage Networks in a Changing Climate

Workshop: Understanding Risk & Resilient Drainage Networks in a Changing Climate

The Capital Region District’s Climate Action Program (CAP) and Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP) have partnered with Engineers Canada to create a regionally-specific professional development workshop focusing on risk, resiliency, climate change and storm drainage networks (i.e. pipes and creeks). Understanding Risk & Resilient Drainage Networks in a Changing Climate Thursday. November 2 8:15 am […]

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Sea Level Rise - The Big Picture

Sea Level Rise – The Big Picture

ACT, along with local partners, is excited to offer the following free public discussion series: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise  Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and coastal storms. These stressors […]

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Webinar: The Future of Wildland Fire in Canada – Hot and Smoky?

The Forestry Adaptation Community of Practice (FACoP) is pleased to announce the following webinar: The Future of Wildland Fire in Canada – Hot and Smoky? Tuesday, October 3 1:00-2:00 pm EDT Presented by: Mike Flannigan (Director of the Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science & Professor of Wildland Fire at the University of Alberta) Wildland fires are […]

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ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

  The 2017 Livable Cities Forum will take place September 18-20 in Victoria, BC. As a special pre-event workshop, Green Resilience Strategies and ACT are offering the following: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation & Mitigation Synergies Sunday, September 17 1:30 – 5:30 pm Cost: $45 + tax and fees It is time to align […]

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Call for Proposals: BC Wildfires

Call for Proposals: BC Wildfires

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction’s Quick Response Research Program welcomes proposals related to the wildfires in British Columbia The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is soliciting research proposals from social, behavioural and economic science researchers across Canada under its Quick Response Research program. They seek to encourage disaster risk reduction research in Canada. The […]

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Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

Seminar: Health Impacts of Extreme Heat and Adaptation

Wednesday, April 19 10:00 – 11:00 am SFU Blusson Hall 10800, Burnaby Campus No pre-registration needed. Exposure to extreme heat is a recognized threat to public health. In the United States, more people die of heat-related causes each year than of all other natural disasters combined. Furthermore, periods of extreme heat are expected to become […]

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