Water Governance

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Rising seas, storm surges due to climate change await Lower Mainland

Rising seas, storm surges due to climate change await Lower Mainland

The Georgia Straight By Matthew Burrows, March 8, 2012 Delta, Richmond, and “about one-third of Surrey” are “implicated” in the sea-level rise and extreme storm surges due in the region as a result of climate change, according to Deborah Harford. However, the executive director of SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team told the Straight, “I […]

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The water-energy nexus: Webinar from POLIS Water Sustainability Project

The water-energy nexus: Webinar from POLIS Water Sustainability Project

THE WATER-ENERGY NEXUS DATE AND TIME Monday March 19th, 2012 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT) (PDF flyer) WEBINAR SUMMARY The interconnections and interdependencies between water and energy are rapidly becoming a priority area of focus in British Columbia and across North America. In this webinar leading researchers will […]

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ACT Executive Director to Speak at UBC TerreWeb Seminar

ACT Executive Director to Speak at UBC TerreWeb Seminar

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford speaks at the second UBC TerreWeb seminar tomorrow, January 26th 2012, on climate change and the energy-water nexus, as well as policy and media strategies for communicating scientific work. Climate change impacts will affect hydrological systems as well as energy production and distribution. Compounding these challenges is the fact that […]

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Fracking Linked to Earthquakes and Water Contamination

Fracking Linked to Earthquakes and Water Contamination

A recent article in Hatch Magazine reports a series of earthquakes in Ohio culminating in a 4.0 magnitude quake on December 31st, 2011. Scientists in the region and around the globe are beginning to conclude that hydraulic fracking may be correlated with these earthquake events. Worse yet for local ecosystems, the process involves the generation […]

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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

By R.W. Sandford At the same time that Canada’s Environment Minister was in Durban, South Africa demonstrating to the world that we were no longer worthy of respect or trust as a nation in matters related to addressing the global climate problem, further evidence of the tragedy of the Harper Government’s climate policy was bubbling […]

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The Value of Long-Term Planning for Climate Change: Learning from the District of Elkford, BC

The Value of Long-Term Planning for Climate Change: Learning from the District of Elkford, BC

By Tim Shah, ACT Intern As a student of Community and Regional planning, I have come to learn and appreciate the value and strength of Official Community Plans (OCPs). An OCP is a policy framework for City Council that addresses issues such as housing, transportation, infrastructure, parks, economic development and the natural and social environment. […]

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Valuing the Present Over the Future: An Update on Water Governance From Alberta

Valuing the Present Over the Future: An Update on Water Governance From Alberta

ACT Water report author Bob Sandford recently visited Edmonton and Calgary as part of his FLOW Cross-Canada tour, which has taken him to 16 cities in eight provinces. At each stop, he has heard stories about water of both hope and despair, while observing Canadian cities and provinces facing major challenges in water management exacerbated […]

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What We Heard From the Victoria Audience on Water Governance

What We Heard From the Victoria Audience on Water Governance

The audience in Victoria for the Victoria leg of the National Discussion Series: Securing Our Water Future, sponsored by FLOW and hosted in partnership with ACT and POLIS at the University of Victoria, raised a wide variety of water governance issues with immediate relevance for BC residents. One audience member asked about the role of […]

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