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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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Webinar: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk Assessment and Planning Approaches

Webinar: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk Assessment and Planning Approaches

Check out this upcoming webinar from Natural Resources Canada: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk Assessment and Planning Approaches on Canada’s Coasts Wed. Jan. 27th | 10:30am to 12:00pm PST This webinar will present the results of two projects, by the Capital Regional District and the City of Vancouver, both of which studied the impact of […]

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