Water Governance

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Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty

Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty

Media Advisory October 3, 2011 Simon Fraser University Public Affairs and Media Relations (PAMR) 778.782.3210   www.sfu.ca/pamr/ Contact: Martin Livingston, BreakThrough Communications Inc., 604.657.8234, m.livingston@breatkthroughpr.com Yvonne Chiang, BreakThrough Communications Inc., 604.880.5090, y.chiang@breakthroughpr.com Carol Thorbes, PAMR, 778.782.3035, cthorbes@sfu.ca Report flags Canada’s water system as climate change casualty A new report co-authored by a member of Simon Fraser […]

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Multidisciplinary team led by Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom to conduct research on impacts of climate change on water

Multidisciplinary team led by Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom to conduct research on impacts of climate change on water

Elinor Ostrom, Distinguished Professor of political science at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington and the 2009 Nobel Prize Laureate in economic sciences, is the principal investigator in a three-year project to study the impact of climate change on water resources and the ability of governance systems to adapt to the resulting challenges. “Much of the world’s […]

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Rising Ocean Temps Raise Health Questions

Rising Ocean Temps Raise Health Questions

Project CLAMER, a collaboration of 17 European marine institutes, has released a 200-page paper that says the rising temperature of ocean water is causing a proliferation of the Vibrio genus of bacteria, which can cause food poisoning, serious gastroenteritis, septicemia and cholera, and which may cost millions of euros (dollars) in health care. The paper, […]

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Climate Change Adaptation and Water 2011-12 Webinar Series

Climate Change Adaptation and Water 2011-12 Webinar Series

Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division is pleased to announce a series of water-themed webinars based on projects from the Regional Adaptation Collaborative (RAC) Program. Beginning this fall, presenters will share leading practices, innovations and lessons learned based on RAC projects underway that are informing adaptation decisions related to water planning and […]

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Is High Heat The New Normal?

Is High Heat The New Normal?

Forest fires have already left an indelible imprint in 2011, according to Renata D’Aliesio’s article, 2011 shaping up to be the year of the forest fire, published in the Globe and Mail. Flames razed or heavily damaged nearly 500 homes and businesses in the northern Alberta town of Slave Lake, while the threat of destruction […]

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Change is in the Air: Seeing Trends, Coalition Works to Help a River Adapt

Change is in the Air: Seeing Trends, Coalition Works to Help a River Adapt

A unique coalition of tribal government leaders, private partners and federal and local agencies in Washington State is working to help the Nisqually River watershed and its inhabitants adapt as its ecosystems shift due to climate change. An article by Leslie Kaufman in the NY Times says the coalition is reserving land farther in from […]

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Drought: A Creeping Disaster

Drought: A Creeping Disaster

In the American south, 14 states are baking in blast-furnace conditions — from Arizona, which is battling the largest wildfire in its history, to Florida, where fires have burned some 200,000 acres so far. Climatologists call drought a creeping disaster because its effects are not felt at once; however, there is little disagreement about the […]

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Peak Coffee! How Can Adaptation to Climate Change Help?

Peak Coffee! How Can Adaptation to Climate Change Help?

For three years, abnormally wet conditions have caused massive flooding in Colombia’s flatlands and damage to coffee crops, causing production last year to fall to 9.5 million 60-kilogram bags from 12 million in 2007. Production is only part of the problem, as stockpiling can offset annual fluctuations in supply. Global coffee inventories have fallen to […]

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