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Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Potential at the Intersection of Adaptation and Mitigation

Re-published from Carbon Talks, SFU by Christopher Gully Today’s Carbon Talks brown bag lunch dialogue featured Deborah Harford, director of Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) at Simon Fraser University. She spoke on “Win-Win Solutions: Smart Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.” I can’t stop thinking about intersections, those points where interests of two […]

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More Action on Adaptation in the North: The WhiteCAP Experience

More Action on Adaptation in the North: The WhiteCAP Experience

In June 2011, the City of Whitehorse, Yukon contributed to the growing momentum of cities around the world acting on climate adaptation through release of its Whitehorse Community Adaptation Plan (abbreviated as WhiteCAP). WhiteCAP, an initiative led by Northern Climate Exchange (NCE), is a plan that assesses how climate change may positively or negatively affect […]

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Valuing the Present Over the Future: An Update on Water Governance From Alberta

Valuing the Present Over the Future: An Update on Water Governance From Alberta

ACT Water report author Bob Sandford recently visited Edmonton and Calgary as part of his FLOW Cross-Canada tour, which has taken him to 16 cities in eight provinces. At each stop, he has heard stories about water of both hope and despair, while observing Canadian cities and provinces facing major challenges in water management exacerbated […]

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PICS News Scan for 22 November 2011

PICS News Scan for 22 November 2011

The PICS News Scan is a weekly summary of the major climate-change related science, technology, and policy advances of direct relevance to the BC provincial and Canadian federal governments and more generally to Canadian businesses, government and civil society. Download the news scan for 22 November 2011 (PDF) produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University […]

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Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Water Author Learns From Ontario’s Leadership In Water Conservation

Bob Sandford visited Waterloo and Toronto for his Ontario stop on the FLOW cross-Canada tour  and reports that Ontario is the most progressive province that he has seen so far in terms of water policy reform. Ontario’s major focus has been recognition of the importance of water to the economy, and the province has made […]

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Public Voices and Stronger Governance will help Manitoba Adapt

Public Voices and Stronger Governance will help Manitoba Adapt

ACT Water author Bob Sandford’s most recent stop on the FLOW cross-Canada tour was in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Presenters at the standing room-only forum discussed three main hydrological impacts at length: infrastructure and water quality; groundwater and contamination; and climate impacts, which are multiplying both these risks. Observations from both hydrologists and climatologists at the presentations […]

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Bob Sandford talks water policy with British Columbians on CBC Radio

Bob Sandford talks water policy with British Columbians on CBC Radio

ACT Water report author, Bob Sandford talked water policy with British Columbians on CBC Radio British Columbia’s BC Almanac Tuesday October 18. Listen to the podcast, which can be downloaded here, or from our News Clippings page. Catch Bob live this month: Toronto, Ontario – Monday, October 24 Waterloo, Ontario – Tuesday, October 25 Montreal, […]

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Follow the water: Significant concerns in Nova Scotia over infrastructure and sea level rise

Follow the water: Significant concerns in Nova Scotia over infrastructure and sea level rise

ACT Water author Bob Sandford’s most recent stops on the FLOW cross-Canada tour were in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he heard about concerns from multiple groups including First Nations about the future of their province in terms of water and climate change – a very similar response to that Bob heard in Saskatchewan. […]

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