Extreme Weather

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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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Summer Student Job: Flood Adaptation Research and Writing Assistant

The Fraser Basin Council is hiring a summer student to assist on their Regional Flood Management Strategy. Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, this position undertakes research to support the integration of climate adaptation into river and coastal flood management infrastructure, policies and practices in BC’s Lower Mainland. This is part of a larger initiative to […]

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ACT Publication in 'Natural Hazards' Journal

ACT Publication in ‘Natural Hazards’ Journal

ACT’s Deborah Harford and Yaheli Klein, along with other members of the Coastal Cities at Risk Canadian research team, have published an article in the academic journal Natural Hazards.  The article, titled “A multi-perspective examination of heatwaves affecting Metro Vancouver: now into the future,” explores potential impacts of the physical changes expected to come with climate […]

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Comox Valley Eco-Assets Symposium

Comox Valley Eco-Assets Symposium

The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is facing a long list of challenges as more frequent and intense winter storms and summer droughts overwhelm engineered infrastructure and natural systems (that have been degraded over time by land use activities). It is feast AND famine! Now, the four local governments in the valley are facing a […]

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Workshop: Floods and Drought- Tackling Wild Weather

Workshop: Floods and Drought- Tackling Wild Weather

FLOODS AND DROUGHT- TACKLING WILD WEATHER WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 9:00AM TO 5:00PM NORTHERN GRAND HOTEL GRAND BALLROOM 2 9830 100 AVE, FORT ST JOHN Climate change is exposing Northern BC communities to changes in weather patterns and an increase in extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure at risk, which the […]

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Register Now: Renewable Cities' Global Learning Forum 2017

Register Now: Renewable Cities’ Global Learning Forum 2017

Have you registered for Renewable Cities’ Global Learning Forum 2017?  . Global Learning Forum 2017 is a solutions-focused dialogue on the road to 100% renewable electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation in cities. This three-day event takes place from May 17-19 in Vancouver, BC. . Join Renewable Cities to meet with your peers and experience […]

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Upcoming Conference: Resilience 2017

Upcoming Conference: Resilience 2017

Check out the below information on Resilience 2017, the Conference Board of Canada’s upcoming conference on preparing for hazards: Natural disasters are on the rise. Are we prepared? As human infrastructure continues to grow and spread, so too do the risks posed by natural hazards including wildfires, flooding, extreme weather, and temperature fluctuations. And as […]

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New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

New Book: ‘Cities Adapt to Extreme Heat: Celebrating Local Leadership’

Local governments are taking action now to address the increasing risk to Canadians from extreme heat events that will only become more common and severe in the years ahead as a result of a warming climate. Cities adapt to extreme heat: Celebrating local leadership, written by seven experts from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction […]

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