Water Governance

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The Real Cost of Water We Use

What is the real cost of water we use? That’s the question being asked by the Stanford Graduate School of Business California, USA. Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, noted the world is depleting some important water resources necessary for growing food and sustaining fisheries, during his address to Stanford students during the 2010 […]

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Water Shortages Could Trigger Conflict

Reuters journalist Alister Doyle reports that world-wide water shortages caused by climate change could become a strong catalyst for conflict, especially in developing countries. “The main manifestations of rising temperatures … are about water,” said Zafar Adeel, chair of UN-Water, which coordinates work on water among 26 UN agencies. Read the full report on here.

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BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative Announced

The BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC) has been announced. You can read the full press release below, or find it here on NRCAN’s website. In order to prepare effectively for climate change and its impacts, decision-makers need regionally relevant tools and knowledge to work closely with local stakeholders and resource managers. The British Columbia […]

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Swiss resort faces serious threat of flooding from glacier movement

The Swiss resort of Grindelwald faces a serious threat of flooding as a result of glacier movement above it. For the past several years, rock falls from the east side of the mountain onto the Lower Grindelwald Glacier have hastened the chance of flooding by creating a dam effect on the edge of the ice […]

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Interactive map launched by UK Government shows consequences of global climate warming

A new map illustrating the global consequences of failing to keep climate change to under 2 degrees Celsius was launched today by the UK Government. With just 45 days to go before international climate change talks begin in Copenhagen, British ministers are pressing for the most ambitious deal possible in order to avoid these dangerous […]

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Caribbean Coral deaths blamed on climate change

Climate change is being blamed as a major contributor to flattening of the complex, multi-layered architecture of Caribbean coral reefs, which provide a natural defense against tropical storms and a home to hundreds of species of aquatic flora and fauna. A study published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, authored in part by researchers […]

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Unforeseen consequences of climate change: land rising as Alaska’s glaciers melt

Global climate disruption is causing unforeseen impacts in Juneau, Alaska: As warming temperatures cause glaciers to melt at an unprecedented rate, land that is being relieved of billions of tons of weight is ascending so quickly that rising sea levels cannot keep pace. Residents of affected areas along the coastline have observed waterfront property change […]

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Food security study warns of climate change impact on global food supply

A new study of the effects of climate change on global agriculture, published by University of Washington climate researcher David Battisti in the journal Science, voices concerns about a global, “perpetual food crisis.” The study shows that climate disruption may cause massive, simultaneous crop failures in many regions as early as 2040. Findings based on […]

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