Water Governance

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Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

Save the Date: Flow and Grow Workshop

Flow and Grow: A workshop on how to respect ecosystem and cultural values, ensure food security, and build water-resilient communities  On November 29, at the Capri Hotel in Kelowna, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia and the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC) will co-host the 4th in their “Annual Year-End Water […]

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Traditional Knowledge Water Strategy

Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Traditional Knowledge Water Strategy

The Yukon Research Centre at Yukon College, Whitehorse, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join their team for their project Chu äyì ätl?et (“The Water In Me”): Collaboratively Developing a Water Strategy for the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations’ Traditional Territory.  A postdoctoral fellow (PDF) is being recruited for this SSHRC?funded project, based on demonstrated […]

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LOW CARBON RESILIENCE: TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE CHANGE PLANNING FOR CANADA

Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]

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Bob Sandford on 'The Current': Transnational Water Policy

Bob Sandford on ‘The Current’: Transnational Water Policy

Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and co-author of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, appeared on CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti today discussing international water policy and laws. Two municipalities along the Great Lakes – one Canadian and one American- are currently battling over access to water that crosses borders. Bob’s expertise focuses […]

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Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

The Fraser Basin Council released their report on flood risk in British Columbia, including their assessment of the state of the province’s diking system. From CTV News: “The Fraser Basin Council says a major flood along the coast or the Fraser River could be the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history, with potential losses of […]

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Climate Nexus Webinar: Slides and Summary Online

ACT’s two most senior advisers, Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan, recently presented a POLIS webinar. In this webinar, the speakers shared insights from their recent publication “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy & Biodiversity in a Changing World.” The presentation highlighted how changing hydro-climate systems are creating a crisis for the Nexus elements, and discussed the range of transformative […]

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ICLEI Great Lakes Climate Adaptation Project

ICLEI Great Lakes Climate Adaptation Project

Climate change is already being experienced in communities throughout the Province of Ontario – flooding, extreme heat, changing water levels, and increased storms are only some of the impacts facing municipalities in Ontario and throughout Canada. Meaningful climate change responses draw on the skill-sets of many stakeholders and decision-makers, including municipal, provincial, and federal governments, private sector specialists, industry […]

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Watersheds 2016: Register Now

Watersheds 2016: Register Now

Registration is now open for Watersheds 2016: Building Capacity for Collaboration and Watershed Governance in British Columbia. Space is limited- register early, and take advantage of the reduced early-bird rate! Watersheds 2016 is a 1.5 day forum designed to build on learnings from Watersheds 2014. It will bridge and complement with the Living Waters Rally, an event to […]

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