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New Report from Toronto and Region Conservation

Toronto and Region Conservation is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a report entitled “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Canadian Water Resource Management,” and an accompanying National Compendium of Water Adaptation Knowledge (on-line database at http://waterandclimate.ca).

The report has been prepared as collaboration between the Canadian Climate Forum (formerly CFCAS), the Canadian Water Resource Association, and Toronto and Region Conservation, with significant contributions by provincial, municipal and aboriginal governments, watershed agencies, academia, businesses and ENGOs from across Canada. Funding support for this work was provided by Natural Resource Canada’s Regional Adaptation Collaborative Program.

Both the report and compendium are direct outcomes of extensive research, and the engagement of 85 experts and practitioners the National Water Adaptation to Climate Change Forum held in Toronto in March, 2012.

Webinar Date and Time: November 20, 2012, 1:00 PM (EST)

Registration: Please register online.

About the Report and Compendium
The report explores how policies, projects and community actions have supported adaptation in water
resource management across Canada. Strategic directions for further supporting adaptation are also
presented. These findings are examined across a variety of water issues (e.g., flooding, drought), user groups (e.g., managers, technical , economic sectors), and management levels.

National Compendium of Water Adaptation Knowledge was assembled as an on-line, easily searchable database of projects and policies that demonstrate effective adaptation. The database is meant to highlight best-practices in adaptation and facilitates mainstreaming by providing managers with information on actual adaptation practices and projects.

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