Water Governance

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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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ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT ED in Tyee Article on Crescent Beach Adaptation

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford is quoted in a new article in The Tyee about climate change effects in the community of Crescent Beach, BC. The article focuses on what the predicted effects of climate change will be for communities like Crescent Beach in BC’s Lower Mainland area. “The impacts of sea level rise are […]

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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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Register Now- Water scarcity: a new reality on BC’s “Wet Coast?”

See below for information from the BC Water and Wastewater Association: You’re Invited:  Water scarcity: A new reality on BC’s “Wet Coast”? Networking event co-hosted by the BC Water and Wastewater Association and The POLS Project on Ecological Governance 10:00AM-12:15PM on December 3rd, Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo, BC With water scarcity top of mind for many BC […]

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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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California Faces a Future of Droughts Alternating with Floods

California Faces a Future of Droughts Alternating with Floods

A warming climate coupled with more intense El Niño and La Niña events could cause twice as many droughts and three times as many floods in California by 2080, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications. The findings come while California suffers its most severe drought in recorded history, a four-year disaster that […]

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Disintegrating Rockies glacier sends ‘strong message’ on climate

Disintegrating Rockies glacier sends ‘strong message’ on climate

One of the world’s longest-studied glaciers is melting so fast in the heart of the Canadian Rockies that scientists say it is “disintegrating” before their eyes, causing monitoring stations to collapse. The Peyto Glacier in Banff National Park has long been regarded as a key global reference site for climate change studies. But the ice […]

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Obama Cancels Arctic Drilling Leases

Obama Cancels Arctic Drilling Leases

It just keeps getting better and better for the Arctic. First, Shell Oil pulled the plug on its horrific current drilling effort there two weeks ago. Now the Obama administration has taken its first concrete steps to reduce future threats. Yesterday, it cancelled new lease sales scheduled for next year and 2017 in our Polar Bear Seas—the Chukchi and […]

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