Water Governance

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ACT Article in Latest Issue of Streamtalk

ACT Article in Latest Issue of Streamtalk

The latest issue of Streamtalk, the newsletter for stewards of salmonids and their habitat from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, includes an article on page 5 from ACT researcher Edward Nichol detailing ACT’s recent project on Still Creek. This report and other deliverables, released in June 2017, documents the restoration of Still Creek and the return of spawning salmon to […]

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Sea Level Rise - The Big Picture

Sea Level Rise – The Big Picture

ACT, along with local partners, is excited to offer the following free public discussion series: The Octopus’s Garden? Planning for Sea Level Rise  Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and coastal storms. These stressors […]

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From Pipelines to Dams: Energy Production and BC’s Water

On September 20th, the POLIS Water Sustainability Project is hosting the first webinar in its 2017/2018 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now! WHAT: From Pipelines to Dams: Energy Production and BC’s Water DATE: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 TIME: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT ( 3 p.m. to  4:30 p.m. ET) Communities across BC experience a range of impacts on their water and watersheds related to […]

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Meet Canada's Newest Chief Resilience Officers at the Livable Cities Forum

Meet Canada’s Newest Chief Resilience Officers at the Livable Cities Forum

The Livable Cities Forum will take place in Victoria from September 18-20. On the 19th, be sure to check out this exciting panel featuring Canada’s newest Chief Resilience Officers, to explore how the work they are undertaking could act as a model for other Canadian towns and cities irrespective of their size. Panelists: Elliott Cappell, CRO, City of Toronto Katie […]

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ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

ACT Workshop at Livable Cities Forum 2017

  The 2017 Livable Cities Forum will take place September 18-20 in Victoria, BC. As a special pre-event workshop, Green Resilience Strategies and ACT are offering the following: Taking Action on Green Resilience: Adaptation & Mitigation Synergies Sunday, September 17 1:30 – 5:30 pm Cost: $45 + tax and fees It is time to align […]

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Webinar: Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making

Webinar: Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making

Check out this webinar from the Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network: Completing and Using Ecosystem Service Assessment for Decision-Making: An Interdisciplinary Toolkit for Managers Tuesday, August 15 10-11 am PDT This new toolkit contains key tools and resources for planning and undertaking an ecosystem services assessment and the analyses that contribute to such an assessment. It […]

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ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

ACT Ecosystem Governance Research in the News

Our latest project, Low Carbon Resilience and Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance: A Case Study of Still Creek, has been in the news this week. SFU released an article on our project, focusing on the benefits of fighting climate change through ecosystem restoration. Restoring and maintaining ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate […]

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ACT Interview on Roundhouse Radio

On June 15, ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford was a guest on Evenings with Kirk LaPointe on Roundhouse Radio. Click here to listen to the interview. (~10 minutes) In the interview, Deb and Kirk discuss the case of Still Creek, one of only two daylit streams in the City of Vancouver. After decades of pollution and neglect, […]

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