Water Governance

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(Nov 28) Public Sector Accounting Board Opportunity to Comment

(Nov 28) Public Sector Accounting Board Opportunity to Comment

The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) creates the Handbook that is the source of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) used to prepare public sector financial statements in Canada. The current Handbook limits what can be reported by excluding natural assets from recognition as Tangible Capital Assets in the standards. There is currently a very important […]

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(Sept 6)  High Resolution Regional Climate Modelling in Support of Adaptation in Ontario

(Sept 6) High Resolution Regional Climate Modelling in Support of Adaptation in Ontario

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is hosting a webinar tomorrow (September 6th 1pm-2pm EDT) and there is still time to register. The webinar: High Resolution Regional Climate Modelling in Support of Adaptation in Ontario will be presented by Dr. John Liu, Senior Science Advisor on Climate Change, Ontario Ministry of […]

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(Aug 29) Perspectives from Climate Services in Europe

(Aug 29) Perspectives from Climate Services in Europe

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium has announce an upcoming talk titled Perspectives from Climate Services in Europe on August 29th as part of their joint Pacific Climate Seminar Series with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. This talk will be given by Dr. Jana Sillmann, who will give an overview of the current arena of climate services from a global scale to a European scale, and outline current climate services […]

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(Nov 8) Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resiliency

(Nov 8) Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resiliency

SFU’s Faculty of Environment will be hosting a one-day workshop titled Climate Change in the Urban Environment: Essential Steps to Enabling Resilience on November 8th. The course will be provided by one of ACT’s expert advisors Christine Callihoo MSc, RPP. Christine has more than 20 years professional consulting experience in land use and community planning, facilitation […]

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(Sept 30) The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

(Sept 30) The Salmon-Safe BC Design Competition for Urban Development

Stormwater run-off is one of the largest non-point sources of pollution in urban areas affecting the health of salmon and our watersheds. Stormwater often contains contaminants such as hydrocarbons and heavy metals derived from vehicle exhaust, brakes and leaked fluids as well as nutrients, pesticides and bacteria from urban and agricultural uses. During rainy days, […]

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C40 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

C40 Adaptation and Mitigation Interaction Assessment Tool

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation recently launched a new online tool that will help cities understand the relationship between mitigation measures, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adaptation measures, which reduce climate risk. Based on cities’ experiences and designed for cities, this is the first tool available that will help policy-makers systemically […]

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The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks

We are proud to announce the Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford will be a member of The Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks, directed by the Council of Canadian Academies. The Treasury Board Secretariat has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to examine the top climate change risks facing both Canada and the […]

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(Oct 15-21) Global Climate Change Week

(Oct 15-21) Global Climate Change Week

        Global Climate Change Week will be taking place this from October 15th to 21st. Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action […]

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