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Ontario Climate Consortium E-Newsletter

Screenshot 2014-12-09 10.01.05Join Henk Ovink, Principle Rebuild by Design & Senior Advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Taskforce for a Special Climate Change Adaptation Seminar

Climate change and extreme weather are having a major impact on Ontario municipalities. Flooding in cities like Toronto, Thunder Bay, Stratford, Orangeville, and Burlington to name a few are costing municipal governments, businesses, and residents millions of dollars every year. The issue is not going away — extreme weather is the new norm.

Recognizing that municipalities are on the front lines of dealing with climate change impacts, the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) and the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) are hosting a Climate Change Adaptation Seminar on February 11th, 2015 which will focus on practical tools that municipalities can use to enhance their extreme-weather preparedness. The seminar will also feature a keynote presentation by Henk Ovink, the Principle of Rebuild by Design and Senior Advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Taskforce.

Click here to register for the seminar. More details about the seminar are available in the informational brochure or via the OCC website.

Only 3 Days Left: Register for a Free Webinar for Managers and Engineering Professionals on Climate Change Risk

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Are you an engineer, asset manager, or decision-maker responsible for infrastructure design, operation, and/or management? Are you looking to learn about the risks that climate change poses to infrastructure? Are you interested in learning about how you can reduce these risks?

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, December 11th from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST, hosted by the OCC in partnership with Engineers Canada and Climate Resilient Systems Training (CRST). Come learn about what you need to know to design, procure, operate, and manage infrastructure systems in a changing climate.

Click the following link to register for the webinar. Download theinformational brochure for more details or visit the OCC website.

SAVE THE DATE: Ready, Steady, Adapt – Leading Adaptation through Collaboration

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The OCC is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its 3rd Annual Climate Change Research Symposium on May 11, 2015 at McMaster University.

As with the first two OCC symposia, this year’s symposium titled Ready, Steady, Adapt – Leading Adaptation through Collaboration intends to provide researchers and practitioners with a venue to actively support research and action towards climate adaptation.

The overall focus of this year’s symposium is on collaboration. We will explore the business case for adaptation and climate resilience, particularly the economic argument for adapting to climate change. In addition, we will be showcasing projects that emphasize the importance of collaboration between natural and social scientists. Another focus for the day is centered on understanding the relationship between art, activism and communication.

Additional information about the symposium (i.e. registration, speakers, this year’s graduate student poster competition, etc.) will be available on the OCC website in January 2015.

Happy Holidays and Thank You from the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC)

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As we shortly begin another revolution around the sun we would like to acknowledge the financial support and partnership provided by theToronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the Region of PeelYork UniversityMcMaster University and Western University. Moreover, we would like to thank and acknowledge the wide range of project funders and partners we’ve had the pleasure to work with during 2014.

For more information on our projects, partners and more visitontarioclimate.org. For specific information on our services and programs feel free to visit the links below:

We look forward to growing our partnership in the 2015 and advancing research and action on climate change in Ontario and beyond, we hope you’ll join us.

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