Water Governance

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NRCan Adaptation Platform webinar: Managing Climate Change along Canada's Coasts

NRCan Adaptation Platform webinar: Managing Climate Change along Canada’s Coasts

NRCan’s Adaptation Platform is pleased to offer the following webinar! Please see the attached poster and feel free to share this invitation with your networks and friends. Managing Climate Change along Canada’s Coasts When: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 1:30-3:00pm – Eastern Time (ET) This webinar will include 3 presentations: Best Practices to Address Climate Change for […]

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ICLR is hosting Free Webinars on Flood Issues

On September 10 Slobodan Simonovic will lead a webinar about a tool he has developed with his team for adjusting IDF curves for the effects of change in the climate. (For details contact Dan Sandink at dsandink@iclr.org.)   On September 19 Cathryn Ryan of the University of Calgary will lead a Friday Forum workshop and webinar to discuss the […]

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Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record

Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record

Going, going … As a whole, the world’s glaciers—such as Italy’s Careser Glacier, seen here in August 1933 (top) and August 2012 (bottom)—have lost ice for the last 23 years in a row. IMAGES: COURTESY OF LUCA CARTURAN/UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA A new look at the “vital signs” of Earth’s climate reveals a stark picture of declining health. […]

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New reports on Fraser River flood risk released

New reports on Fraser River flood risk released

BC Government Online News Source: Newsroom VICTORIA – Two new reports released today will help planners and engineers in developing strategies to manage increased flood risk along the Fraser River. The report, Fraser River Design Flood Level Update – Hope to Mission, provides diking authorities with updated design flood levels in comparison with crest levels of […]

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Creative ways cities can fight the climate change 'slow tsunami'

Creative ways cities can fight the climate change ‘slow tsunami’

When it comes to climate change impacts, estuaries are the proverbial canaries in the coal mine. These unique habitats, which are also home to 22 of the world’s 32 largest cities and are essential hubs for global commerce, face not just the threat posed by rising sea levels, but also a complex nexus of increasing […]

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Climate change: Implications for employment

Key findings from the intergovernmental panel on climate change fifth assessment report Publication date: 2014 Number of pages: 20 Author(s): Mike Scott, freelance journalist The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. It provides the scientific fact base that will be used around […]

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CLOUDBURST ADAPTATION: A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

CLOUDBURST ADAPTATION: A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

This report, by Ramboll, outlines results from a socio-economic cost benefit analysis. The analysis is based on alternative solutions to address heavy precipitation events associated with climate change for the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. Read the report here.            

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Farmers Insurance Drops Climate Change Lawsuits Against Chicago-Area Cities

Farmers Insurance Drops Climate Change Lawsuits Against Chicago-Area Cities

Who should pay for the impacts of climate change? This conundrum was at the center of nine class action lawsuits filed by Farmers Insurance in April against dozens of cities in the Chicago area for failing to prepare for the floods that hit Illinois last spring. The insurance company argued that local governments should have […]

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