Water Governance

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(Nov 1)  To Catch a Falling Sky

(Nov 1) To Catch a Falling Sky

A conversation series exploring challenges and solutions for water, energy and food resources is kicking off November 1st with a discussion exploring practical climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for British Columbia. The series is presented by SFU’s Faculty of Environment (which ACT is proudly part of), the Pacific Water Research Centre  and Telus World of […]

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(Nov 29) Getting Climate Ready- Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities

(Nov 29) Getting Climate Ready- Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities

Climate change is exposing communities in Northwest BC to changes in weather patterns and more frequent extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure as well as health at risk, which the Northwest region has witnessed in recent flooding and wildfire events. Changing climate hazards have created the need to integrate climate change […]

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(Deadline Extended: Oct 31) Salmon Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

(Deadline Extended: Oct 31) Salmon Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

The application deadline for The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development was been extended to October 31. Stormwater run-off is one of the largest non-point sources of pollution in urban areas affecting the health of salmon and our watersheds. Stormwater often contains contaminants such as hydrocarbons and heavy metals derived from vehicle exhaust, brakes and […]

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(Oct 25) Antarctic Sea Ice in a Changing World

(Oct 25) Antarctic Sea Ice in a Changing World

          Living on the Pacific coast, should we be concerned that climate change is heavily impacting Antarctica and the Southern Ocean? A group of international scientists think so. They also think we need to look to our past to better understand what we might expect in the future. Simon Fraser University’s […]

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(Oct 10) Conservation Connections 2018

(Oct 10) Conservation Connections 2018

BC’s South Coast species at risk annual info sharing and networking event is a unique opportunity to network and connect with experts involved in species at risk recovery. This afternoon event will have presentations regarding the South Coast Conservation Program’s latest resources and initiatives, followed by two engaging panels to share and discuss specific updates and […]

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Webinar (Oct 4): From Panama to Canada: Urban Water Sustainability & Natural Asset Planning

Webinar (Oct 4): From Panama to Canada: Urban Water Sustainability & Natural Asset Planning

        Around the globe, local governments and communities are beginning to shift towards “natural asset planning” to promote and ensure urban water sustainability. Historically, nature has been undervalued, underpriced, and overused and there has been no easy way to account for ecosystem services, such as flood control provided by wetlands. In this […]

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Real Estate Foundation Land Awards

Real Estate Foundation Land Awards

ACT is excited to share the announcement of the 2018 Real Estate Foundation Land Awards finalists. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford was asked to be a judge of this year’s award. The Land Awards celebrate initiatives that demonstrate leadership, innovation, and collaboration in sustainable land use in British Columbia. The awards program recognizes outstanding […]

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(Sept 19) Film Screening: Women Bending The Curve On Climate Change

(Sept 19) Film Screening: Women Bending The Curve On Climate Change

Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford will be the moderator for a public screening of the documentary Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change in Vancouver. Set in the context of the Paris climate change agreements, the new film tells the stories of climate change leaders from Canada’s West Coast working in renewable energy, city […]

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