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PICS News Scan for 6 December 2011

PICS News Scan for 6 December 2011

Please find the news scan for 6 December 2011 (PDF) produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia in partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS). 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 […]

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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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Thailand Inundated With Deadly Floodwaters

Thailand Inundated With Deadly Floodwaters

Thailand is experiencing crippling floods that have caused scores of deaths and damaging property and crops, as well as imposing significant business interruptions on Toyota, Daimler and Apple, and delaying the national school term. World food supply may be affected too, as Thailand is the world’s top rice exporter. Traders and analysts estimate about 2 […]

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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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National Discussion Series: SECURING OUR WATER FUTURE in Vancouver

National Discussion Series: SECURING OUR WATER FUTURE in Vancouver

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 2 – 5 pm Segal Centre (Room 1400), SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC Entrance is free of charge; please register online Coffee will be served Join us for a thought provoking discussion on water management lessons drawn from leading Canadian and international examples Water is integral to our […]

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