Water Governance

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Climate Change 'Triple Threat' Increases Risk for Coastal Cities

Climate Change ‘Triple Threat’ Increases Risk for Coastal Cities

Many US cities are at increased risk of climate change due to being located along the coast. New research published in the journal Nature Climate Change lays out why coastal places are at increased risk. The combination of sea level rise, increased precipitation, and storm surge will cause larger and more detrimental effects for cities like […]

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New Grant Funding From Real Estate Foundation of BC

New Grant Funding From Real Estate Foundation of BC

We are very grateful that the Real Estate Foundation of BC has approved another major grant for our work!               This funding will allow us to continue our work on water governance, as well as on the intersection between food, energy, water, and biodiversity in a changing climate. The […]

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Prehistoric trees may help a B.C. forest fight climate change

Prehistoric trees may help a B.C. forest fight climate change

The trees are dying. As California enters its fourth year of drought, the American state has lost over 12 million trees to the ongoing dry conditions. Another million trees are expected to die this summer. It’s not as dire yet in British Columbia, where the province is only in the first year of a drought. […]

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Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Local governments in Canada are on the front lines of climate change impacts, but the cost of adapting infrastructure to flooding and other climate-driven challenges is a barrier to implementation. This report, developed by ACT through a project supported by Natural Resources Canada under the program of the Economics Working Group of Canada’s Adaptation Platform, the […]

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New! Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation Webinars

New! Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation Webinars

The Fraser Basin Council is pleased to offer two free educational and informative sessions to prepare you for the upcoming impacts of climate change in BC. These webinars provide training and learning opportunities for climate change adaptation planning in your community. Register today! New Sea Level Rise Projections in British Columbia When: Wednesday, March 25, […]

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World must achieve international water goals to preempt looming conflicts born of desperation: UN Report

World must achieve international water goals to preempt looming conflicts born of desperation: UN Report

A new UN report warns that without large new water-related investments many societies worldwide will soon confront rising desperation and conflicts over life’s most essential resource. Presenting their report at UN Headquarters, New York, officials of UN University and the UN Office for Sustainable Development said unmet water goals threaten many world regions and form […]

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Ontario Climate Consortium E-Newsletter

Ontario Climate Consortium E-Newsletter

Join Henk Ovink, Principle Rebuild by Design & Senior Advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Taskforce for a Special Climate Change Adaptation Seminar Climate change and extreme weather are having a major impact on Ontario municipalities. Flooding in cities like Toronto, Thunder Bay, Stratford, Orangeville, and Burlington to name a few are costing municipal governments, businesses, […]

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CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT's Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

CFAX: Interview with Deborah Harford, ACT’s Executive Director, on the Columbia River Treaty

Deborah Harford, executive director of ACT, discusses the upcoming opportunity to renegotiate the Columbia River Treaty in 2024 — one of the largest international trans-boundary water treaties in the world — coupled with a changing climate. Listen here: 20141125 CFAX interview ACT treaty.    

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