Water Governance

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Webinar: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate

Next in the Fraser Basin Council’s ReTooling for Climate Change webinar series: Winter Road Maintenance in a Changing Climate Thursday, January 19th 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST For many Canadian communities winter weather is a matter of high concern as considerable resources are devoted to snow and ice control. There have been concerns […]

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Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]

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Review of our Columbia River Treaty Book

Review of our Columbia River Treaty Book

BC Studies has released a review of our book, “The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer”, as well as Eileen Delehanty Pearkes’ book which is also about the Columbia River Treaty. ACT senior advisers Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan co-authored this book along with ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford. Our primer explores the initial intent of […]

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Workshop: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Workshop: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate

Save the date: Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate Thursday, February 9th 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Prince George The Fraser Basin Council and Engineers Canada are hosting a workshop on infrastructure adaptation to climate change. This introductory workshop will address the future climate trends for the Upper Fraser region and how these trends will impact infrastructure. […]

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Webinar: Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk

Webinar: Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk

The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is pleased to announce the following webinar: FloodSmartCanada – Bringing Together Communities, Businesses and Governments to Tackle Flood Risk Tuesday, November 29th 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET Presenter: Shawna Peddle (Director, Partners for Action, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo) Flooding is the most common […]

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Article: Adaptation, the Neglected Child of Climate Change

Article: Adaptation, the Neglected Child of Climate Change

The latest issue of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)’s magazine, Public Sector Management, includes a thought-provoking article on how governments manage and implement adaptation. John Godfrey, former Minister of Infrastructure under Prime Minister Paul Martin and current Special Advisor on Climate Change to the Government of Ontario, pens this article discussing the various […]

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Webinar: What are online adaptation tools good for?

The next webinar in the Fraser Basin Council’s ReTooling for Climate Change series is coming up: Online adaptation tools: what are they good for? Wednesday November 30th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Trying to figure out how climate might change in the future in BC? Know of some online tools but not sure which to […]

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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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