Water Governance

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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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Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

Measuring Progress on Adaptation and Climate Resilience: Recommendations to the Government of Canada

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, is a member of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, launched by Environment and Climate Change Canada in August 2017 to advise the Government of Canada on measuring overall progress on adaptation and climate resilience.  The Panel was asked to recommend a suite of indicators to measure progress on adaptation and climate […]

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Professionals' Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

Professionals’ Best Practice for Low Carbon Resilience

In the spring of 2018, ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at SFU hosted a series of three meetings with professionals and professional associations (provincial and national) to engage participants in discussion about the role of professionals and associations in championing and advancing Low Carbon Resilience (LCR) approaches. The objectives of these sessions were […]

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Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Adaptation Primers: Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

ACT would like to draw your attention to the recently published Adaptation Primers published by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. These primers have recently been made available to the public and provide basic yet insightful  information on the “most complex challenge facing decision-makers in the first half of the 21st century.” The Primers are […]

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Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada

Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada

We are pleased to announce the recent publication in the Planning Theory and Practice Journal titled Barriers and Drivers of Planning for Climate Change Adaptation across Three Levels of Government in Canada. The Executive Director of ACT, Deborah Harford contributed to this publication in partnership with the Coastal Cities at Risk Research Network (CCRRN) which ran from 2012-2016. The […]

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