Water Governance

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Vancouver Architect Company Studies Effects of Sea Level Rise

Vancouver’s Bing Thom Architects (BTA) has released a study on sea level rise in Vancouver. The City of Vancouver’s open-data catalogue is accessible via the web, and makes information about the Vancouver shorelines accessible to the public. BTA is using this data to study Vancouver coastlines, and possible implications for infrastructure when taking into account […]

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Kenya attempting mass relocation of species to combat drought-stricken country

Kenya attempting mass relocation of species to combat drought-stricken country

Kenya wildlife rangers are attempting a historic mass relocation of zebra and wildebeest across the country in an attempt to provide food for starving carnivores. Extreme drought in the region has caused many herbivores such as zebra and wildebeest to die, leaving little to no prey for hyenas and lions to feed on. The starving […]

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Liveblogging from the UBC Resilience Symposium: Uncertain Water Supplies

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford featured during living blogging at UBC Resilience Symposium: From the live blogging site: Deborah Hartford, the Executive Director of the Simon Fraser University Adaptation to Climate Change Team pointed out that global warming has diverse and unpredictable effects on water cycles around the world, from flooding in the UK to […]

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ACT Water Session Policy Author Bob Sandford in RBC Blue Water Project Report Reveals Conservation Priorities of Canadians

Majority of Canadians consider water to be Canada’s most important natural resource – a new study reveals more people concerned about quality and availability of freshwater than oil, fisheries, or forests – yet use 329 liters per day. The survey, in its second year, was commissioned by Unilever and RBC, and is endorsed by the […]

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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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