Water Governance

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New POLIS Report: Top 5 Water Challenges That Will Define BC’S Future

      The POLIS project has released its new research report, Top 5 Water Challenges that will Define BC’s Future. Escalating water challenges in BC require a better understanding and coordinated work to avoid future crisis. Drawing on an extensive review of media, court and tribunal cases, and insights from attending over 100 recent events […]

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Webinar: Evolving Water Planning Processes in BC

Webinar: Evolving Water Planning Processes in BC

Check out the first webinar in the 2016/2017 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series: Evolving Water Planning Processes in BC Thursday, September 15th 12-1:30 pm PT (3-4:30 pm ET) Watershed planning processes are essential to watershed governance, as they bring together key rights holders and interests to articulate a common vision, including priorities, problems, and management […]

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Beta Version of CoastAdapt Launched

Beta Version of CoastAdapt Launched

CoastAdapt: A new tool for a changing climate helps coastal communities prepare Coastal decision makers can now test a new tool that provides them with pretty much everything they need to adapt their community or business to coastal climate impacts. Click here to access CoastAdapt. CoastAdapt is an online decision support and information delivery system designed specifically […]

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Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity: Climate Change Governance

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunity: Climate Change Governance

The Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, is offering a post-doctoral opportunity that will support research on Canadian and international climate change and flood risk governance. Policymakers have started to explore the adoption of “risk-based” approaches to disaster management—such as the use of risk assessments as a condition for disaster mitigation funding—and the expansion of […]

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Free Webinar: Drought in BC

Free Webinar: Drought in BC

Dealing with Drought – What Communities Need to Know Presented by: The BC Provincial Government Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources August 11th, 2016 1:30 – 2:30 pm The drought of 2015 was the most severe in recent memory and impacted many communities across the province. Water suppliers were scrambling to manage water supplies […]

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Webinar: Resilient Coasts Canada Online Platform

Webinar: Resilient Coasts Canada Online Platform

From MEOPAR and UBC: RESILIENT-C ONLINE PLATFORM: Planning for coastal hazard risk reduction and climate adaptation Wednesday, August 10th: 11:00 AND 2:00.  This half-hour webinar will provide participants with an overview of the Resilient Coasts Canada Platform, including how to use it for coastal risk reduction and climate change adaptation planning. The hosts will demonstrate how to […]

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Study Shows Difference 2 Degrees Would Make

Study Shows Difference 2 Degrees Would Make

There has been much talk globally about limiting global warming to 1.5°C instead of 2°C. This distinction might seem minor, so what difference would half a degree really make? According to new research from the European Geosciences Union, quite a bit. As NASA says: “[The study] found that the jump from 1.5 to 2 degrees—a third more […]

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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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