Water Governance

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Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

Read the Report: Crescent Beach Community Meetings on Sea Level Rise

In collaboration with ACT, Ideaspace, and West Coast Environmental Law, the City of Surrey hosted a series of three community meetings in the summer of 2016 in the Crescent Beach community to talk about the challenges we face from a changing climate and consider how to adapt to be ready for the future. These meetings provided insightful […]

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Ministerial Panel Report on Trans Mountain Expansion

Ministerial Panel Report on Trans Mountain Expansion

On November 3rd, the Ministerial Panel for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project released its final report to the public. This report represents the culmination of months of public hearings on the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion project and what Canadians felt was missed in the National Energy Board (NEB) review. Three key experts led the panel in […]

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Call for Resources on Adaptation in Australia

Call for Resources on Adaptation in Australia

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) in Australia is seeking resources on coastal adaptation: NCCARF is looking for your contribution to three important initiatives this month: the revision of the ‘State-of-Play’ Information Manual in CoastAdapt, development of new short case studies to include on the CoastAdapt website and the revision of the National Adaptation […]

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PICS District Energy + Water Academy 2016

PICS at UBC has partnered with Ecodistrict on its inaugural District Energy + Water Academy.  Throughout North America, cities, college-, corporate- and university campuses, sports stadiums and commercial districts have the potential to realize enormous benefits through utility-scale energy and water innovation. Such innovation can improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offer fuel flexibility, enhance […]

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Resilient-C Online Platform: Planning for coastal hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation

Resilient-C Online Platform: Planning for coastal hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation

MEOPAR and UBC presents: RESILIENT-C ONLINE PLATFORM: Planning for coastal hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation You are invited to participate in our next webinar introducing the Resilient-C platform. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the Resilient Coasts Canada Platform, including how to use it for coastal risk reduction and climate change adaptation […]

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Canadian Water Research Society Undergraduate Water Essay Prize

Canadian Water Research Society Undergraduate Water Essay Prize

Canadian Water Research Society Undergraduate Water Essay Prize The CWRS is announcing its inaugural student water essay contest. The essay winning first prize will receive $2000. Canadian Water Research Society (CWRS) is a British Columbia based provincially incorporated Society with federal Canadian charitable tax status. CWRS thinks globally, acts locally and conducts applied research in the areas of […]

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Building Bridges Workshop on Citizen Science

Building Bridges Workshop on Citizen Science

Building Bridges: Citizens, Science, & Policy November 1st, 2016 Banff, AB Join in November 1st in Banff, Alberta for the first ever national dialogue on community-based water monitoring- connecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizen scientists with some of the world’s leading water scientists. Through a diverse panel of experts, this interactive workshop will generate recommendations on […]

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Webinars: Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Webinars: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Canada’s Adaptation Platform announced its first Fall/Winter (2016-2017) Webinars- a three-part webinar series on the recently released coastal science assessment report: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate  This Government of Canada report assesses climate change sensitivity, risks and adaptation along Canada’s marine coasts. The report includes overviews of regional climate change impacts, risks and […]

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