Water Governance

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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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2015 Livable Cities Forum: Presentations Now Online

Presentations from this year’s Livable Cities Forum, held September 28-30 in Calgary, are now online. This forum focused on building flood resiliency and included such topics as public perception of flood risk, what data is needed to reach resiliency, building community trust, and financing resilience. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford spoke about this last topic […]

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Canadian Climate Forum Symposium 2015: Food Security in a Changing Climate

Canadian Climate Forum Symposium 2015: Food Security in a Changing Climate

The Canadian Climate Forum is holding their 2015 Symposium November 12th and 13th in Ottawa. This event is a one and a half day gathering to raise awareness, share knowledge, and drive action to address food security in the face of a changing climate. The event’s main objectives are to: Enhance levels of understanding about […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Environmental Flows in Canada and BC

Upcoming Webinar: Environmental Flows in Canada and BC

Register now for an upcoming webinar hosted by the POLIS Project on Eological Governance. Environmental flows provide the foundation for healthy and functioning aquatic ecosystems, fisheries, and the human livelihoods that depend on those ecosystems. Protecting environmental flows is a complex process that involves preserving several dimensions of natural flow regimes, including the quantity, timing, […]

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Learning event: Climate-smart agriculture in the field – planning, implementation and upscaling

Learning event: Climate-smart agriculture in the field – planning, implementation and upscaling

All interested participants are welcome to join the online learning event ‘Climate-smart agriculture in the field – planning, implementation and upscaling’ during the month of October 2015. The event consists of two webinars and a facilitated online discussion taking place during the whole month of October. The content of the event is targeted at agriculture and climate change […]

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