Water Governance

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Register Now: Feast and Famine Workshop

Register now for Feast and Famine- Solutions & Tools in Response to a Changing Climate in BC, a full-day workshop on December 1st in Richmond. The ‘new normal’ in British Columbia is floods and droughts. The summer dry season has extended on both ends and we can no longer count on a predictable snowpack and […]

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Valuing Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Columbia River Basin

VALUING ECOSYSTEM GOODS AND SERVICES IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN

When decision makers undervalue the benefits we derive from nature, they underestimate the full costs to society of converting natural resources to uses that destroy or degrade natural capital. Recognition of the benefits of ecosystem goods and services (EGS) by policy makers is therefore an important step in formulating effective natural resources policy that is […]

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Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

“After decades of cruel leadership, the effects of climate change may have been the ultimate unhinging stressor for Syria.” This is really a must read comic. Understanding the conflict in Syria is important — as is supporting and assisting Syrian refugees. Read it here.

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Register Now: Workshop on the Columbia River Treaty

Register Now: Workshop on the Columbia River Treaty

  The Canadian Water Resources Association, in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team, invite the public to participate in a one-day workshop on the Columbia River Treaty on October 7th. The workshop, called “Columbia River Treaty: Past, Present and Future” will be held at the Sonora Centre in the South Okanagan […]

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Webinar Series: Creating a Blue Dialogue

Webinar Series: Creating a Blue Dialogue

On September 16th, the Water Sustainability Project (WSP) is hosting the first webinar in its 2015/2016 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now!     WHAT: Evolution in Transboundary Watershed Governance: Lessons from the Mackenzie Basin DATE: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) On March 18, 2015, the Governments of […]

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Climate change has the Earth in hot water

Climate change has the Earth in hot water

Water is the biggest thermal sink on Earth, and we better be able to stand the heat. In this article, environmental scientist James Conca points out that water holds 90% of the heat from global warming. This means that rising water temperatures are even more important for the future of our planet than rising air […]

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The hungry dystopia of climate change

The hungry dystopia of climate change

It’s the year 2026. A poor monsoon season in India leads to low wheat output, which is followed by a surprise thaw and refreeze that flattens crops in the Black Sea region, and a bad Chinese wheat harvest. Russia and some other producers impose export restrictions to conserve food. Next, drought strikes the U.S., and things suddenly […]

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Revealed: Canadian government spent millions on secret tar sands advocacy

Revealed: Canadian government spent millions on secret tar sands advocacy

Conservative government used public money on outreach campaign to counter criticism of controversial Alberta tar sands. Canada’s Conservative government spent several million dollars on a tar sands advocacy fund as its push to export the oil faltered, documents reveal. In its 2013 budget, the government invested $30 million over two years on public relations advertising […]

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