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Deborah Harford presents at RIMS 2010 conference, Edmonton
September 27, 2010

For the second year in a row, ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, presented at the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conference held in Edmonton, Alberta, September 26-29, 2010.

This year Deborah presented on the subject of “Climate Change Adaptation and the Energy–Water Nexus”, drawing on ACT’s work in Water Security and Energy Production over the past year. Download the PDF version of Deborah’s RIMS 2010 presentation.

The annual conference brings together over 1,000 risk managers to one of ten Canadian RIMS chapter locations, to stimulate discussion, professional development, and showcase vendors from across Canada. For more presentations from RIMS 2010, please visit the conference website.

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ACT Executive Director presents at Capital Regional District Event
November 19, 2009

ACT’s Executive Director, Deborah Harford, was delighted to speak at the Capital Regional District Roundtable on the Environment held November 19, 2009. “Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Taking Action: Climate Adaptation 101” brought together staff from various departments within local government and the public sector for a primer on climate change adaptation issues.

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Radio Interview: Deborah Harford on ‘For the Record’, Evolution 107.9 FM radio with Mike Walker
September 16, 2009

ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford, was interviewed by Mike Walker, host of ‘For the Record’, a talk show program on Evolution 107.9 FM radio in Burnaby. They discussed ACT’s report on extreme weather events, what kind of impacts BC residents should be expecting, and what practical solutions ACT has for coping with extreme weather events.
Listen to the complete interview.

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RIMS Conference in Newfoundland
September 14, 2009

ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford, spoke at the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conference in St. John’s Newfoundland, on extreme weather impacts and risk, on September 14th. Download the PDF version of Deborah’s RIMS 2009 presentation.

The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management. Founded in 1950, RIMS represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and governmental entities. The Society serves more than 10,000 risk management professionals around the world.

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