Water Governance

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Free public lecture: The Human Face of Water Security

The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at SFU is pleased to invite you to a free public lecture and discussion on Monday, January 18th at 7:00 pm: The Human Face of Water Security: A focus on vulnerable individuals and communities Presented by Dr. Zafar Adeel, Director, Institute of Water, Environment and Health, […]

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Webinar: Financial Tools to Support Adaptation

Webinar: Financial Tools to Support Adaptation

Check out the following upcoming webinar: Financial Tools to Support Adaptation: The Development and Implementation of Stormwater Charges and Fees  Tuesday, January 26th  1-2 pm ET Municipalities are struggling to pay for their stormwater infrastructure needs, particularly in light of a changing climate. As a result, many municipalities are examining different financing mechanisms in order […]

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Extreme warm temperatures in North Pole this week

Extreme warm temperatures in North Pole this week

According to The Atlantic, this week the North Pole has seen a storm which will brought its temperature up to 2 degrees Celsius. That’s as warm as it is today in Vancouver! “…later this week, something extraordinary will happen: Air temperatures at the Earth’s most northernly region, in the middle of winter, will rise above freezing […]

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"The Climate Nexus" Featured in Georgia Straight

“The Climate Nexus” Featured in Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight featured our new book “The Climate Nexus” in a recent article. “Former senior civil servant Jon O’Riordan says human beings can no longer count on natural processes to absorb the impact of people on the Earth.  “In a new book he coauthored with Canadian water expert Robert Sandford, O’Riordan argues that the […]

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Sponge Park: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

Sponge Park: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

                            A new park in New York City provides a great example of ecosystem-based adaptation as non-structural flood mitigation. From The New York Times:  “Aptly called Sponge Park, the 2,100-square-foot plot will, when it opens next spring, intercept thousands of gallons of storm […]

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ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford was interviewed for the Winter issue of the SFU School of Public Policy Magazine. Deb discusses how ACT got started and how it has evolved since its inception. One exciting point is that climate change adaptation did not used to be a pressing concern for many in Canada, but with […]

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Read Now: Report on Columbia River Treaty Workshop October 7th

Read Now: Report on Columbia River Treaty Workshop October 7th

On October 7th of this year, ACT in partnership with the Canadian Water Resources Association hosted a one-day workshop on the Columbia River Treaty. This workshop was titled “Columbia River Treaty: Past, Present and Future” and featured expert presentations and panel discussions on social, political, legal and environmental issues related to the treaty, with a special […]

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Market gardens won't solve BC's food challenges

Market gardens won’t solve BC’s food challenges

From the Vancouver Sun: Ted van der Gulik, a former senior engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture who now is president of Partnership for Water Sustainability in B.C., said that protection of farmland — including from port-related development in South Delta — is far more important [than market gardens], along with finding ways to better use […]

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