Tag: "flood"

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Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Cities from across the world make historic commitment to climate adaptation action

Press Release (PDF Download) RELEASED – 4 December 2011, at 20h00, SAST DURBAN/South Africa – History was made today as 114 mayors and other elected local leaders representing over 950 local governments from around the world, came together in the signing of the Durban Adaptation Charter, a political commitment to strengthen local resilience to climate […]

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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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Water Related Crises Hit Food, Clothes, Car Manufacturers

Water Related Crises Hit Food, Clothes, Car Manufacturers

An article at EnvironmentalLeader.com says that water issues caused by everything from drought to flooding have hit food and clothing manufacturers hard. “The Gap cut its profit forecast by 22 percent after the Texas drought killed much of the year’s cotton crop, Reuters said. Kraft, Sara Lee and Nestle have all announced plans to raise […]

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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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ACT author’s national tour on Canadian water governance off to a strong start

ACT author’s national tour on Canadian water governance off to a strong start

The author of ACT’s new Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance report, Bob Sandford, is travelling across Canada this Fall, talking to Canadians about water governance and what needs to be done in Canada to preserve and protect our most precious resource. Bob’s first two stops on his cross-Canada tour took place in Regina and […]

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On Flood Plain, Pondering Wisdom of Rebuilding Anew

On Flood Plain, Pondering Wisdom of Rebuilding Anew

Residents of the Catskill Mountains in southeast New York have become accustomed to repairing homes and infrastructure after flood damage where villages and hamlets dot the banks of creeks and streams that thread through the valleys. Tropical Storm Irene’s destruction is causing some to question the practicality of continued living in the area. Recent studies […]

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Hurricane Irene: one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in the nation’s history

Hurricane Irene: one of the 10 costliest catastrophes in the nation’s history

Recovery from Hurricane Irene is taxing the rescue and recovery resources of areas of the eastern United States hit last weekend by 115-mile-per-hour winds. Coastal residents are dealing with damage from extreme wind and storm surge, and towns hundreds of miles inland are experiencing severe flooding and rushing water that have resulted in hundreds of […]

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