Water Governance

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PICS District Energy + Water Academy 2016

PICS at UBC has partnered with Ecodistrict on its inaugural District Energy + Water Academy.  Throughout North America, cities, college-, corporate- and university campuses, sports stadiums and commercial districts have the potential to realize enormous benefits through utility-scale energy and water innovation. Such innovation can improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offer fuel flexibility, enhance […]

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Resilient-C Online Platform: Planning for coastal hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation

Resilient-C Online Platform: Planning for coastal hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation

MEOPAR and UBC presents: RESILIENT-C ONLINE PLATFORM: Planning for coastal hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation You are invited to participate in our next webinar introducing the Resilient-C platform. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the Resilient Coasts Canada Platform, including how to use it for coastal risk reduction and climate change adaptation […]

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Canadian Water Research Society Undergraduate Water Essay Prize

Canadian Water Research Society Undergraduate Water Essay Prize

Canadian Water Research Society Undergraduate Water Essay Prize The CWRS is announcing its inaugural student water essay contest. The essay winning first prize will receive $2000. Canadian Water Research Society (CWRS) is a British Columbia based provincially incorporated Society with federal Canadian charitable tax status. CWRS thinks globally, acts locally and conducts applied research in the areas of […]

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Building Bridges Workshop on Citizen Science

Building Bridges Workshop on Citizen Science

Building Bridges: Citizens, Science, & Policy November 1st, 2016 Banff, AB Join in November 1st in Banff, Alberta for the first ever national dialogue on community-based water monitoring- connecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizen scientists with some of the world’s leading water scientists. Through a diverse panel of experts, this interactive workshop will generate recommendations on […]

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Webinars: Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Webinars: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Canada’s Adaptation Platform announced its first Fall/Winter (2016-2017) Webinars- a three-part webinar series on the recently released coastal science assessment report: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate  This Government of Canada report assesses climate change sensitivity, risks and adaptation along Canada’s marine coasts. The report includes overviews of regional climate change impacts, risks and […]

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Free Event: Coming to Grips with Ocean Acidification

Free Event: Coming to Grips with Ocean Acidification

Coming to Grips with Ocean Acidification Wednesday Sept 21st 4:00-5:00 pm Peter Wall Seminar Room, University Centre Rm 307, 6331 Crescent Rd Vancouver Talk by UBC Zoology professor Dr. Chris Harley Ocean acidification has been called global warming’s evil twin. Like warming, acidification is caused by human greenhouse gas emissions and has the potential to […]

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New POLIS Report: Top 5 Water Challenges That Will Define BC’S Future

      The POLIS project has released its new research report, Top 5 Water Challenges that will Define BC’s Future. Escalating water challenges in BC require a better understanding and coordinated work to avoid future crisis. Drawing on an extensive review of media, court and tribunal cases, and insights from attending over 100 recent events […]

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Webinar: Evolving Water Planning Processes in BC

Webinar: Evolving Water Planning Processes in BC

Check out the first webinar in the 2016/2017 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series: Evolving Water Planning Processes in BC Thursday, September 15th 12-1:30 pm PT (3-4:30 pm ET) Watershed planning processes are essential to watershed governance, as they bring together key rights holders and interests to articulate a common vision, including priorities, problems, and management […]

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