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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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Navigating our Water Future: Lessons from Australia and Europe

Navigating our Water Future: Lessons from Australia and Europe

SAVE THE DATE! A Public Lecture & Discussion Hosted by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria WHEN: Monday June 18th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: University of Victoria, Hickman Building, Room 105 You are invited to a public lecture by internationally renowned water experts Professor Lee Godden (University of […]

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Science-based Management of Alberta’s Rivers Necessary to Prevent Water Shortages and Pollution

Science-based Management of Alberta’s Rivers Necessary to Prevent Water Shortages and Pollution

Edmonton, Alberta — In Alberta, we rely our rivers for recreational opportunities, like fishing and canoeing, and for clean, safe water supplies for our drinking water and economic development. Water Matters has released a detailed blueprint about how to use science-based management to ensure that Alberta’s rivers remain healthy, and economically and culturally beneficial over […]

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Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

ACT’s recent release of the Climate Change Adaptation & Water Governance report was followed by a 16-city cross-Canada tour last October and November conducted by ACT water policy author Bob Sandford, co-chair of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and one of Canada’s foremost water experts. Over a two-month period, Sandford talked to hundreds […]

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POLIS Webinar - Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future

POLIS Webinar – Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future

POLIS invites you to join the Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future webinar. Full details are available online. Tuesday, May 29th 2012 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT) This is the fifth, and final, webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2011/2012 Creating a Blue Dialogue […]

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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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PROVIA Adaptation Conference schedule for 2012

PROVIA Adaptation Conference schedule for 2012

The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) is a global initiative which aims to provide direction and coherence at the international level for research on vulnerability, impacts and adaptation. They have announced a compelling roster of events thorough 2012. Further details can be found on the PROVIA website. 18 March […]

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Vancouver Event: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future

Vancouver Event: The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future

GreenTech Exchange and the Women in Energy Network are pleased to present an exciting panel on community energy developments in BC. What: Networking Forum Title: Community Energy Development – The Role of Small-Scale Energy Systems in Achieving a Clean Energy Future (PDF poster) When: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 Time: Registration 5:30 pm, event begins 6:00 […]

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