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Beta Version of CoastAdapt Launched

Beta Version of CoastAdapt Launched

CoastAdapt: A new tool for a changing climate helps coastal communities prepare Coastal decision makers can now test a new tool that provides them with pretty much everything they need to adapt their community or business to coastal climate impacts. Click here to access CoastAdapt. CoastAdapt is an online decision support and information delivery system designed specifically […]

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Webinar: Resilient Coasts Canada Online Platform

Webinar: Resilient Coasts Canada Online Platform

From MEOPAR and UBC: RESILIENT-C ONLINE PLATFORM: Planning for coastal hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation Wednesday, August 10th: 11:00 AND 2:00.  This half-hour webinar will provide participants with an overview of the Resilient Coasts Canada Platform, including how to use it for coastal risk reduction and climate change adaptation planning. The hosts will demonstrate how to […]

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Study Shows Difference 2 Degrees Would Make

Study Shows Difference 2 Degrees Would Make

There has been much talk globally about limiting global warming to 1.5°C instead of 2°C. This distinction might seem minor, so what difference would half a degree really make? According to new research from the European Geosciences Union, quite a bit. As NASA says: “[The study] found that the jump from 1.5 to 2 degrees—a third more […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

The Fraser Basin Council released their report on flood risk in British Columbia, including their assessment of the state of the province’s diking system. From CTV News: “The Fraser Basin Council says a major flood along the coast or the Fraser River could be the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history, with potential losses of […]

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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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