Water Governance

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ACT Interview on Roundhouse Radio

On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford was a guest on Evenings with Kirk LaPointe on Roundhouse Radio. Click here to listen to the interview. (~10 minutes) In the interview, Deb and Kirk discuss the case of Still Creek, one of only two daylit streams in the City of Vancouver. After decades of pollution and neglect, […]

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ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

The 2017 Livable Cities Forum will take place September 18-20 in Victoria, BC. As a special pre-event workshop, Green Resilience Strategies and ACT are offering the following: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation & Mitigation Strategies Sunday, September 17 1:30 – 5:30 pm Cost: $45 + tax and fees It is time to align our […]

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ACT Webinar: Recording Now Online

On May 2, ACT  gave an enlightening webinar highlighting an example of low carbon resilience work across jurisdictional boundaries. Low Carbon Resilience Case Study: Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance in Still Creek Chloe Boyle, Researcher, ACT; Graduate Student, SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management Deborah Harford, Executive Director, ACT Edward Nichol, Senior Researcher, ACT In […]

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Free Public Talk: The Octopus's Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

Free Public Talk: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a free public talk and discussion, The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise. Who will be tending your garden when the ocean rises? An octopus? A seastar? Imagine the City of Vancouver without the […]

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New Paper: Ocean Acidification in Canada's Coastal Waters

New Paper: Ocean Acidification in Canada’s Coastal Waters

Check out this new paper from the Canadian Climate Forum: While the freeze and thaw of late winter was underway, a team of ocean experts was hard at work on the Canadian Climate Forum’s Issue Paper #6, Spring 2017: Ocean Acidification in Canada’s Coastal Waters Climate Change, Processes and Impacts This comprehensive Issue Paper provides […]

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Webinar: Antarctic Sea Ice Variability in the Southern Ocean-Climate System

Webinar: Antarctic Sea Ice Variability in the Southern Ocean-Climate System

Thursday, May 4 2:00 pm ET Register now to join a free webinar to recap the themes discussed at the Polar Research Board workshop Antarctic Sea Ice Variability in the Southern Ocean-Climate System, and explore new findings that have emerged since the workshop took place. The workshop, which took place in January 2016, focused on […]

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Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

ACT experts will be presenting at an exciting upcoming webinar: Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Presenters: Chloe Boyle, Edward Nichol and Deborah Harford (ACT) and Ewa Jackson (ICLEI Canada) Tuesday, May 2 1:00 – 2:00 ET Urban ecosystems play a key role in combining climate change adaptation and mitigation – or “low […]

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Understanding the Changing Legal Climate:  Canadian Climate Law for Engineers

Understanding the Changing Legal Climate: Canadian Climate Law for Engineers

Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Certification Course Continuing Professional Development Short Course Climate change is here. It has already had a serious impact on our infrastructure, economy and environment; and its future impacts will only grow with time. Mitigation efforts may slow the rate of change, but are unlikely to reverse the trend. The majority of […]

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