Water Governance

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News Media Feature ACT's Fifth Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada's Crops & Food Supply

News Media Feature ACT’s Fifth Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply

On July 3rd, 2013, ACT released its fifth report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply. Local and national news media turned out in force to hear about ACT’s latest report and ask questions, including The Province, The Vancouver Sun, Global News, CBC National News and several radio stations. Click on the links […]

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CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on BC's Water ACT

CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on BC’s Water ACT

On May 2nd, 2013, CFAX reporter Pamela McCall interviewed ACT ED Deborah Harford (interview begins at 5 minute mark) about the modernization of BC’s Water Act, and what the incoming provincial government should consider once elected on May 13th, 2013. The Water Act was put in place in 1909, and reflects the priorities and beliefs […]

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Bob Sandford Presentation on Loss of Stationarity: National Webinar April 16th

On April 16th from 1-2pm Eastern time, ACT water policy author and Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the UN Water for Life Decade Bob Sandford presented on The Loss of Stationarity in a national webinar (requires Adobe Connect to view) hosted by the Canadian Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice. Stationarity is the […]

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You eat 3,496 litres of water every day

You eat 3,496 litres of water every day

Published in the The Guardian by John Burn-Murdoch Interactive: how much water is used in the production of different foods? Italian graphic design specialist Angela Morelli has put together an interactive visualization explaining how much water we consume indirectly through eating and drinking different foods and drinks. Coffee and beef have two of the most […]

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Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar

Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar

The first webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2012/2013 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register via communications@polisproject.org. For more information visit the POLIS website. Thursday, October 4th 2012 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT) Just as water produces energy, energy provides water services—this relationship is known as […]

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New summary of “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future”

New summary of “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future”

A two-page summary of the research report “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future” has been published by POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, Simon Fraser University, and (FLOW) Forum for Leadership on Water. The authors of the full report are Jesse Baltutis & Timothy Shah with Oliver M. Brandes, Nancy Goucher, Deborah Harford […]

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NWT premier Robert McLeod speaks with Globe and Mail about Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement

NWT premier Robert McLeod speaks with Globe and Mail about Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement

ACT and Gordon Foundation co-host special meeting of Rosenberg Forum on transboundary Mackenzie River Basin agreement: NWT premier Robert McLeod talks to the Globe about its significance Downstream of development, stakes are raised in NWT by MARK HUME, published in The Globe and Mail, Wednesday Sep 5, 2012 Nobody has to remind Robert McLeod, the […]

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Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Published by Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, August 28, 2012 Watershed covers roughly 20% of Canada, including oil sands; the Mackenzie discharges more water into the Arctic than the St. Lawrence into the Atlantic The governance of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin holds enormous national but also global importance due to the watershed’s impact on […]

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