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NWT premier Robert McLeod speaks with Globe and Mail about Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement

NWT premier Robert McLeod speaks with Globe and Mail about Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement

ACT and Gordon Foundation co-host special meeting of Rosenberg Forum on transboundary Mackenzie River Basin agreement: NWT premier Robert McLeod talks to the Globe about its significance Downstream of development, stakes are raised in NWT by MARK HUME, published in The Globe and Mail, Wednesday Sep 5, 2012 Nobody has to remind Robert McLeod, the […]

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EVENT: The Importance of the Mackenzie River Basin from a National, Hemispheric and Global Perspective

EVENT: The Importance of the Mackenzie River Basin from a National, Hemispheric and Global Perspective

The Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) and Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation invite you to a free public event. Location: SFU Vancouver: Room 1800, 515 West Hastings Street Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm Date: Wednesday September 5, 2012 SFU’s Dr. Lance Lesack, a nationally respected expert in inland water ecological systems and the interactions […]

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Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Major World Interests at Stake in Canada’s Vast Mackenzie River Basin

Published by Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, August 28, 2012 Watershed covers roughly 20% of Canada, including oil sands; the Mackenzie discharges more water into the Arctic than the St. Lawrence into the Atlantic The governance of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin holds enormous national but also global importance due to the watershed’s impact on […]

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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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Towards a Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia: Synthesis Report

Towards a Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia: Synthesis Report

This synthesis report from the POLIS Water Sustainability Project summarizes key aspects of the discussions and themes explored at a two-day expert roundtable hosted by the WSP and the Water Policy and Governance Group in June 2012. The roundtable focused on the potential for developing a watershed-based approach to water and resource governance in British Columbia. The synthesis report draws […]

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Taking water for granted, Robert Sandford published in Literary Review of Canada

Taking water for granted, Robert Sandford published in Literary Review of Canada

Robert Sandford, author of the ACT Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance reports, has been published in the September 2012 issue of Literary Review of Canada. His article is “An Unexpected Water Crisis, Canada’s changing climate means more droughts, floods and storms – along with less ability to predict them”. Visit the LRC website to […]

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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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