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Bob Sandford speaks with Metro News about Mackenzie River Basin

Bob Sandford speaks with Metro News about Mackenzie River Basin

Published in Metro News, Sep 4, 2012, by Dene Moore Published in Vancouver Sun, Sep 4, 2012 by Dene Moore Scientists call it the Amazon of the North and they fear the Mackenzie River Basin, an extensive watershed three times the size of France, is under threat. But it’s not the massive hydroelectric project that […]

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The Case for Adaptation: Helping UK Businesses and Government Prepare for Extreme Weather

The Case for Adaptation: Helping UK Businesses and Government Prepare for Extreme Weather

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd, one of ACT’s valuable partners, published a green paper aimed at helping businesses and government prepare for extreme weather based on their research in the UK.   As a global insurer, Zurich has first-hand experiences of how costly severe weather such as snow, flooding and storms, can be on various elements of […]

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Study maps social vulnerability to climate change in California and identifies need for adaptation planning

Study maps social vulnerability to climate change in California and identifies need for adaptation planning

A report from the Pacific Institute titled Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in California identifies geographic areas within the state with heightened risk under projected climate impacts. New research shows that addressing social vulnerability – the susceptibility of a given community to harm from a hazard – in climate change policies and response strategies is […]

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Columbia River Treaty Re-negotiations: Opportunity for a New Age of Water Governance?

Columbia River Treaty Re-negotiations: Opportunity for a New Age of Water Governance?

In 1964, the United States and Canada ratified the Columbia River Treaty, which pledged 60 years of flood control and hydroelectric generation though an intricate series of dams on the river and its tributaries. The first opportunity to terminate the treaty is in 2024 and requires a minimum of 10 years notice, making 2014 an […]

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Webinar: Community Adaptation to Climate Change in Prince George

Webinar: Community Adaptation to Climate Change in Prince George

Presented by The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice On Wednesday, August 15th 2012 from 1-2pm EDT, Ian Picketts, PhD candidate at the University of Northern BC and Dave Dyer, Manager of Utilities for the City of Prince George, will be presenting ‘Community Adaptation to Climate Change in Prince George, British Columbia’. Ian and Dave […]

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Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Deborah Harford speaks to Vancouver Sun about rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver

Rising sea levels throughout metro Vancouver putting landmarks at risk Granville Island and False Creek at high risk for negative effects of higher water levels By KELLY SINOSKI, published in the Vancouver Sun August 4, 2012 Vancouver is at risk of losing landmark communities like Granville Island and False Creek unless the city starts taking […]

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Reports on the Third Assessment from the California Climate Change Center

Reports on the Third Assessment from the California Climate Change Center

The California Climate Change Centre has just released Our Changing Climate 2012 the third major assessment on climate change exploring local and statewide vulnerabilities to climate change, highlighting opportunities for taking concrete actions to reduce climate-change impacts. Of note to British Columbians is the transportation corridors vulnerability map on page 10, showing a number of critical […]

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Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer discusses the need for adaptation on Public Eye Radio

Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer discusses the need for adaptation on Public Eye Radio

Following the unanimous acceptance of a new Adaptation Strategy for the City of Vancouver, city councillor Andrea Reimer spoke with Sean Holman, host of Public Eye Radio on CFAX 1070 radio from Victoria BC on July 29, 2012. Andrea discusses the need for building infrastructure that prepares for climate change issues like extreme flooding and […]

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