Extreme Weather

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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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Webinar: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate

Next in the Fraser Basin Council’s ReTooling for Climate Change webinar series: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate Thursday, January 19th 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST For many Canadian communities winter weather is a matter of high concern as considerable resources are devoted to snow and ice control. There have been concerns […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Workshop: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Workshop: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Save the date: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate Thursday, February 9th 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Prince George The Fraser Basin Council and Engineers Canada are hosting a workshop on infrastructure adaptation to climate change. This introductory workshop will address the future climate trends for the Upper Fraser region and how these trends will impact infrastructure. […]

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7th Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction

7th Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction

Canada’s Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be hosting the Seventh Annual National Roundtable for Disaster Risk Reduction in Montréal, Quebec on November 21 – 22, 2016. This year’s theme for the Roundtable, Understanding Disaster Risks, encourages participants to engage in dialogue related to the first four priorities for action under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk […]

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