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Athabasca Glacier could disappear within generation, says manager

Athabasca Glacier could disappear within generation, says manager

Tourists walk on the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park, on May 7, 2014. The park’s manager says the glacier could disappear within one generation. (The Canadian Press/Jess McIntosh). What’s believed to be the most-visited glacier in North America is losing more than five metres of ice every year and […]

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CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

CBC News: Extreme weather is the new normal

CBC reports that climate specialists are calling for a national strategy to help Canadians prepare for extreme weather. View the short video here. The CBC report includes interviews with Bob Sandford, ACT Water Governance author and senior water policy adviser, and Dr. Gordon McBean, Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Co-Principal Investigator […]

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ACT Executive Director To Moderate GLOBE 2014 Food/Water Security Session

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will moderate the session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World at 2:45pm on March 27th at the GLOBE 2014 Conference. Panelists are: Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm Water Institute; Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture; Tim Brown, Chairman, President & CEO, Nestle Waters North America; […]

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ACT, POLIS, CCACoP and Zurich Present The Climate Resilience Gap: A Global Insurer's Perspective

ACT, POLIS, CCACoP and Zurich Present The Climate Resilience Gap: A Global Insurer’s Perspective

As climate change impacts begin to be increasingly felt around the world in the form of weather extremes such as floods, drought, heatwaves and windstorms, insurers are bearing the brunt of the costs and are beginning to issue an urgent wake up call to governments, businesses and homeowners alike on the current and impending risks. […]

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ACT Experts Featured in The Townsman

ACT Experts Featured in The Townsman

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford and Water Policy Adviser Bob Sandford were featured in an article in The Townsman after speaking at an event in East Kootenay. Their presentation offered advice to residents on adapting to climate change and managing water resources. The article, which appeared on October 30th, can be viewed as a PDF. […]

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Deborah Harford to Speak at Upcoming Events in Cranbrook and Kimberley

Deborah Harford to Speak at Upcoming Events in Cranbrook and Kimberley

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will be speaking with Bob Sandford, ACT Water policy advisor and EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative for the United Nations “Water for LIfe” Decade, at several upcoming events in Cranbrook and Kimberley. Storm Warning: Assuring Water and Climate Security in a Changing West Wednesday October 24th McKim Auditorium […]

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New summary of “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future”

New summary of “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future”

A two-page summary of the research report “Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future” has been published by POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, Simon Fraser University, and (FLOW) Forum for Leadership on Water. The authors of the full report are Jesse Baltutis & Timothy Shah with Oliver M. Brandes, Nancy Goucher, Deborah Harford […]

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Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Published by Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, August 28, 2012 Watershed covers roughly 20% of Canada, including oil sands; the Mackenzie discharges more water into the Arctic than the St. Lawrence into the Atlantic The governance of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin holds enormous national but also global importance due to the watershed’s impact on […]

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