Water Governance

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Webinar: Stormwater Infrastructure and Extreme Precipitation

Check out this upcoming webinar from the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR): Planning for Extreme Precipitation: Assessing Alternatives for Stormwater Infrastructure Resiliency Wednesday, March 22 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Presenters: Peter Nimmrichter (Associate & Climate Change Specialist in Water Resources with Amec Foster Wheeler) and Marvin Ingebrigtsen (Infrastructure Planning & […]

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Comox Valley Eco-Assets Symposium

Comox Valley Eco-Assets Symposium

The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is facing a long list of challenges as more frequent and intense winter storms and summer droughts overwhelm engineered infrastructure and natural systems (that have been degraded over time by land use activities). It is feast AND famine! Now, the four local governments in the valley are facing a […]

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Watch Now: ACT on Columbia River Treaty Panel

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford and Senior Advisor and water expert Bob Sandford were panelists at this recent event: The Columbia River Treaty: Seeking Solutions to Emerging Challenges This panel discussion on the Columbia River Treaty was moderated by Dr. Zafar Adeel, Executive Director of the Pacific Water Research Centre at SFU. Panelists included: Eileen Pearkes, Author, […]

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Two-Part Webinar Series: Collaboration to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change

Collaboration to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change An emerging trend in climate change risk management is a systems perspective considering the interdependencies of infrastructure providers. The first webinar provides an overview of how the City of Toronto has engaged internal divisions and external organizations, such as Toronto Hydro and other utilities, to better understand and […]

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Webinar: Making Urban Water Sustainability a Reality

The next webinar in POLIS’s “Creating a Blue Dialogue” webinar series: Making Urban Water Sustainability a Reality Friday, February 17th 12:00 – 1:30 pm PT Canada’s water and wastewater infrastructure requires urgent attention. The 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card revealed that 29 per cent of Canada’s drinking water infrastructure and 35 per cent of its wastewater infrastructure is […]

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Webinar Series: Green Shores(TM)

Wondering about the Green ShoresTM  planning approach? The Fraser Basin Council is holding two webinars for you to learn more: Green ShoresTM for Busy Professionals Thursday, February 23rd 11:00am – 12:00 pm Have you heard about Green Shores and are wondering what it is all about? This webinar is for land-use professionals and others who would like […]

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Webinar: Monitoring Landscape Change in Canada

Webinar: Monitoring Landscape Change in Canada

The first webinar of 2017 in Canada’s Adaptation Platform’s series: Monitoring Landscape Change in Canada Thursday, January 12th 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST Warming across Canada’s Northern landscape since the early 2000’s has resulted in significant changes to all components of the cryosphere, some of which are having regional and global scale impacts on infrastructure […]

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Webinar: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate

Next in the Fraser Basin Council’s ReTooling for Climate Change webinar series: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate Thursday, January 19th 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST For many Canadian communities winter weather is a matter of high concern as considerable resources are devoted to snow and ice control. There have been concerns […]

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