Water Governance

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ICLR and MEOPAR Call for Proposals- 2018 Spring Flooding

ICLR and MEOPAR Call for Proposals- 2018 Spring Flooding

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network of Centres of Excellence invite proposals from social scientists based at universities in Canada to quickly deploy to a disaster-affected area in the aftermath of an extreme event to collect perishable data. The purpose of this funding opportunity […]

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Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

Climate Change Adaptation Governance in BC: Workshop Proceedings

On March 6th, 2018, ACT, SFU and Western University co-hosted a workshop in Vancouver on the topic of climate change adaptation and governance in Canada, with a specific focus on issues relating to the British Columbia context. Attendees included participants from government, academia, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Particular attention was given to province-wide strategies for adaptation, […]

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ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

ACT on CBC: Adapting to weather events and climate change

Listen to CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen and Deborah Harford answer questions and speak to concerns from BC residents on how their community is adapting to the impacts of climate change. Deb spoke about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure projects and how valuing ecosystem services can help communities reduce the impact of climate change while reducing their […]

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ACT on Global News for Earth Day

ACT on Global News for Earth Day

Check out our Executive Director Deborah Harford on Global News! Deb spoke about Earth Day 2018, touching on what we can do to help reduce our negative impact on the planet. Research shows that by 2050 the ocean will be filled with more plastic than fish, but luckily there is much we can do to […]

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Have Your Say: Coastal Flood Adaptation in Surrey

Have Your Say: Coastal Flood Adaptation in Surrey

The City of Surrey is seeing feedback about options for coastal adaptation in Mud Bay. Fill out their survey here before March 30 to give your opinion. Surrey is asking about four options to respond to sea level rise in the area. These options are based on two years of work canvassing Surrey residents and […]

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Green Shores Level 2 Training: Burnaby, Feb 20-21

Green Shores Level 2 Training: Burnaby, Feb 20-21

The Stewardship Centre of BC is hosting a Green Shores Level 2 training: Green Shores Level 2 Training February 20-21, 2018 Burnaby, BC This two-day workshop provides participants with in-depth knowledge about how the Green Shores credit and rating systems can be used in shoreline management projects. The content is of interest to professionals (biologists, engineers, planners, […]

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New Report: Climate Change and Cities

New Report: Climate Change and Cities

The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) has finalized its Second Assessment Report on climate change and cities, and now presents its Summary Report for City Leaders. Read it here! This report summarizes the conclusions of the second assessment report, which includes the latest scientific research on climate change and cities. Mitigation and adaptation climate […]

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ACT Article in Public Sector Digest: Low Carbon Resilience

ACT Article in Public Sector Digest: Low Carbon Resilience

The latest issue of Public Sector Digest includes an article from ACT! ACT’s Senior Researcher, Edward Nichol, writes about low carbon resilience in Canadian municipalities. He emphasizes how municipalities are at risk from a variety of current and future climate change impacts, and that these risks affect the built and social infrastructure within municipalities – the buildings, transportation […]

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