Tag: "policy"

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PICS News Scan for 25 October 2011

PICS News Scan for 25 October 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 25 October 2011 produced by ISIS, Sauder School of Business, University of […]

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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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Canada’s North Beyond 2011 conference presentations online

Canada’s North Beyond 2011 conference presentations online

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford attended Canada’s North Beyond 2011 that took place October 11-13 in Edmonton, Alberta. The Conference Board of Canada has posted all conference presentations online for viewing. Other online resources include: Video highlights of conference speakers The Centre for North website hosts ongoing discussion on Canada’s northern regions Centre for the […]

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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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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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Climate Change Could be Expensive for Canada

Climate Change Could be Expensive for Canada

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) published an article discussing the economic impacts of climate change. Read the full article with recommendations and report. Unless global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are brought down and Canada invests in adaptation, the economic impacts of climate change on Canada could climb to billions of […]

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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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