Sea Level Rise

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Infographic on Flood Risk

Infographic on Flood Risk

This helpful new infographic on flood risk explains why everyone should care about floods, even those who don’t live near water. View below, or click here to download.  

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Canadian Water Resources Association BC AGM and Presentation

Canadian Water Resources Association BC AGM and Presentation

The Canadian Water Resources Association, BC Branch, has a special presentation as part of their upcoming AGM: Floodplains by Design: Lessons from Our US Colleagues  May 11th, 2016 1:00-4:30 pm Surrey City Hall, Room 418 13450 104 Ave, Surrey BC The BC Branch is pleased to announce that Bob Carey, of The Nature Conservancy, will […]

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Assessment: Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Assessment: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Natural Resources Canada has just published a new national assessment of Canada’s marine coasts. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was also one of the reviewers of this assessment. From the summary: Coasts are an important component of the Canadian identity, economy and culture. Fronting on three oceans— Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific—Canada’s coasts, the longest in […]

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Workshop: Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development

Workshop: Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development

This upcoming Engineers Canada workshop focuses on an important aspect of adaptation: ensuring infrastructure is resilient.     Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development Monday April 11th Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON This full-day workshop will cover background and use of Engineers Canada’s PIEVC tool that systematically assesses risks of current and future climate on public […]

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The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

The Leaders Planning Exodus from Disappearing Shores

Sixth in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. Imagine an entire nation, deciding on a date to emigrate en masse for their very survival. Now imagine that date is rapidly approaching. The timeline for mass exodus from the island nation of Kiribati is 2020 […]

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Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

On March 3rd, First Ministers will be meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver to lay the groundwork for a National Climate Plan. The Council of Canadians’ Energy & Climate Justice Campaigner proposes the following 5 priorities for such a plan: Freeze fossil fuel expansion and related infrastructure A clean plan towards a 100% […]

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Upcoming Webinars on Urban Resilience

Upcoming Webinars on Urban Resilience

Check out this series of webinars on urban resilience: EMI’s Institute of Urban Resilience (EMI-IUR) recently launched its Urban Resilience Webinar series where participants can learn from and interact real-time with world-renowned experts on the most pressing urban resilience and disaster risk management (DRM) topics today. The webinars provide a structured and comprehensive lecture on the […]

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Shivaji Competition: Creative Sea Level Rise Solutions

Shivaji Competition: Creative Sea Level Rise Solutions

Calling all artists, architects, scientists, engineers, animators, and other creatives: Shivaji Competition:  Islands, Deltas and Rising Seas Animated GIFs due on March 10, 2016 Shivaji2016.com Contact:  Glenn Weiss at ShivajiCompetition@gmail.com Rising Waters Confab II, April 25-May 26, 2016 In GIF format, the Shivaji Competition seeks actual and impossible ideas to maintain human habitation on islands and deltas doomed by […]

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