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Global News reports on Vancouver's new adaptation plan

Global News reports on Vancouver’s new adaptation plan

The city of Vancouver has commissioned a study on how to prepare for the impact of dramatic climate change. Vancouver City Manager Sadhu Johnstone and Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer talk with Global News about Vancouver’s new adaptation plan, to be presented to City Council on Tuesday July 24, 2012. ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford, and […]

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The Elephant in the Sweltering Sun: The Human Cost of Climate Change

The Elephant in the Sweltering Sun: The Human Cost of Climate Change

by Claire Havens, ACT Researcher It’s a sad situation that plays itself out regularly in northeastern Africa. Drought-stricken and conflict weary Somalians and Ethiopians flee the hardships of their country and head south, desperately trying to make it to South Africa where life might be a little more kind. Their treacherous journeys necessitate dealing with […]

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Deborah Harford lends perspective to extreme weather events profiled on CTV News

Deborah Harford lends perspective to extreme weather events profiled on CTV News

ACT Executive Director, Deborah Harford lent perspective to current extreme weather events including a tailings pond that has is causing serious concern in the Kootenays. The average June rainfall in that area is 58.3 mm, this year they received 205.3 mm. See the CTV news segment from July 5, 2012 Deb reflects that this kind […]

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TulipTV to broadcast seminar on Flood Management and Mitigation

TulipTV to broadcast seminar on Flood Management and Mitigation

On May 18th, 2012 the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver and Emergency Management BC organized a Dutch-Canadian seminar about flood management and mitigation. This seminar, organized at the UBC Boathouse along Richmond’s River Road was a great success with more than 90 participants. With partners DHV/Delcan and supported by the city of Richmond […]

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Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Promising Research in the Time for Action

Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Promising Research in the Time for Action

El agua es la vida! Water is life! This is the declaration of a water association in New Mexico, and as national and international reports project higher frequencies and more intense occurrences of drought and flooding, the statement rings ever more true. Researchers around the world are working to protect this precious resource, and regional, […]

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Facing the Challenge: Mapping Floodplains

Facing the Challenge: Mapping Floodplains

In a recent post, UCLA Professor Matthew E. Kahn discusses the release of a series of flood maps in Norfolk, VA. The maps, which can be found in the flood awareness section of the City’s website, are intended to provide citizens with information about how projected flooding will impact them. The site even includes a […]

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"Telling the Weather Story" report from Insurance Bureau of Canada authored by Dr. Gordon McBean

“Telling the Weather Story” report from Insurance Bureau of Canada authored by Dr. Gordon McBean

A major report titled Telling the Weather Story: Can Canada Manage the Storms Ahead? Has been released by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). The report was prepared by Gordon McBean (author of ACT’s Extreme Weather Events Report), Paul Kovacs, Jim Bruce, Dan Sandink; and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) team building on […]

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Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver: A Review of Literature for Historical Sea Level Flooding and Projected Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver

Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver: A Review of Literature for Historical Sea Level Flooding and Projected Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver

A new report, Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver: A Review of Literature for Historical Sea Level Flooding and Projected Sea Level Rise in Metro Vancouver, has been prepared by Patrick Forseth for The Adaptation to Climate Change Team in support of Session # 6 – Adaptation to Sea Level Rise. Download the […]

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