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Sea Level Rise: Who Should Take Responsibility in Silicon Valley?

Sea Level Rise: Who Should Take Responsibility in Silicon Valley?

Sea level rise is becoming a dominant theme as communities plan for climate change. On the East Coast of the United States, the eroding shorelines of Miami and the projected loss of billions of dollars of upscale homes has come to symbolize personal loss that is now at risk from global warming. For many of us, it is […]

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Tyee article: Preparing for the next big flood

Tyee article: Preparing for the next big flood

An article posted today in The Tyee points out that while politicians often make promises about adaptation after extreme weather events occur, they are less likely to follow through on those promises long-term. This lack of adaptation planning makes communities more vulnerable to future climate events. “The flood of 2013 [in Alberta] may have been […]

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Webinar: Building Partnerships and Investing in Community Flood Resilience

Webinar: Building Partnerships and Investing in Community Flood Resilience

Register now for this upcoming webinar, hosted by ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability: Building Partnerships and Investing in Community Flood Resilience December 3rd 1:00-2:30 ET (10:00-11:30  PT)  Learn about ways to invest in community resilience and use critical partnerships to advance climate change adaptation within communities. This webinar is based on three themes: understanding community-level […]

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In too deep: Gideon Mendel's photographs of global flooding – in pictures

In too deep: Gideon Mendel’s photographs of global flooding – in pictures

For eight years, Gideon Mendel has travelled the globe, photographing people whose lives have been devastated by floods. Click here to see his images of a drowning world. Read environmental editor John Vidal’s introduction to Gideon Mendel’s flood project

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Download: New Research on BC’s Water Laws

New research on the future of B.C.’s most important resource from POLIS Project on Ecological Governance With the replacement of its over a century-old Water Act with the new Water Sustainability Act in 2014, British Columbia has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to modernize its freshwater legislation and usher in a new era of water stewardship. TheWater Sustainability Acthas many promising […]

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Now Available for Download: "Beyond the Guidebook 2015- Towards a Watershed Health Legacy in the Georgia Basin"

Now Available for Download: “Beyond the Guidebook 2015- Towards a Watershed Health Legacy in the Georgia Basin”

The third report in a series on stormwater planning in BC is now available for download. Beyond the Guidebook 2015 is the third in a series that builds on Stormwater Planning: A Guidebook for British Columbia. Local government case study experience provides guidance for a collaborative approach that would achieve cascading objectives for: Watershed Health Resilient Rainwater Management […]

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Canadian Water Resources Association 2015 Conference

Canadian Water Resources Association 2015 Conference

Check out the information below about the CWRA-BC Branch’s 2015 Conference, which takes place November 18th and 19th in Richmond:  Keynote Speaker  Emanuel Machado, CAO Town of Gibsons The Gibsons Experience – Nature is our most valuable infrastructure “Our rationale is that the natural services provided by these systems, in the form of rainwater management, […]

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The Twisted Fate of Northern Communities: Home of the First North American Climate Refugees

The Twisted Fate of Northern Communities: Home of the First North American Climate Refugees

Third in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. We’ve all heard about polar bears starving, stranded on ice flows and unable to hunt effectively due to global warming. Photos flash around the world of emaciated bears struggling to survive in a rapidly changing environment, […]

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