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Workshop: Extreme Weather and Infrastructure

Workshop: Extreme Weather and Infrastructure

Extreme Weather and Infrastructure: How resilient is your community? Thursday, November 8th to Friday, November 9th Castlegar & Distrit Recreation and Aquatic Centre   Brought to you by the Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative (of the Columbia Basin Trust), this technical workshop will help local governments understand approaches to building resilient public infrastructure in […]

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PCIC News: UVic Centre Opens Portal to BC Weather Data

PCIC News: UVic Centre Opens Portal to BC Weather Data

Detailed information on British Columbia weather—past and present—is now just a mouse click away, thanks to a new data portal launched today by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) at the University of Victoria. The PCIC Data Portal gives the public access to weather observations from more than 6,000 locations around the province, including records […]

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Job Posting: UGEC Postdoctoral Scholar

The Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Project is now seeking a postdoctoral scholar who will undertake research projects to advance UGEC science objectives. The postdoctoral fellow will work directly under the supervision of Arizona State University faculty member and UGEC Scientific Steering Committee Member (SSC) member, Professor Christopher Boone, and work closely with the UGEC […]

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PREPARING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in BC

The Adaptation Guide (PDF) is designed to assist elected officials and staff to plan and act in ways that will make their communities more resilient to the impacts of a changing climate. It is now posted on the Fraser Basin Council Retooling for Climate Change website under the Tools and Resources section. Part 1 introduces […]

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Upcoming Event Hosted By Waterlution Vancouver Hub

The Waterlution Vancouver Hub is hosting an event as part of their season 2 Learning Lab. Coastal Communities: Investigating King Tides and Sea Level Rise Tuesday, November 6th 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Location TBD   For more information and registration, visit the event page HERE.  

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The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World from Dr. Lance Lesack

The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World from Dr. Lance Lesack

On September 5, 2012, Dr. Lance Lesack presented “The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World” to delegates of the Rosenberg Forum, held in Vancouver, BC and co-hosted by ACT. Dr Lesack’s presentation can be watched in the video here, and his presentation slides with key references supporting the presentation information are […]

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The Great Lakes Region, Global Health, and Livable Cities Forum from CoP

The Great Lakes Region, Global Health, and Livable Cities Forum from CoP

The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP) has released the following great resources: The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region On September 18th, 2012, Rachel Gregg, lead scientist at EcoAdapt and CAKE content editor, presented a webinar titled “The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region”.  This […]

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You eat 3,496 litres of water every day

You eat 3,496 litres of water every day

Published in the The Guardian by John Burn-Murdoch Interactive: how much water is used in the production of different foods? Italian graphic design specialist Angela Morelli has put together an interactive visualization explaining how much water we consume indirectly through eating and drinking different foods and drinks. Coffee and beef have two of the most […]

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