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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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Event: Food Sovereignty models for "feeding the world and cooling the planet"

Event: Food Sovereignty models for “feeding the world and cooling the planet”

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) SFU UBC Public Lecture Join PICS for a special free Vancouver public lecture by Drs. Hannah Wittman and Andrew Riseman. These SFU and UBC faculty will present examples of models for diversified food systems that foster food security and environmental resilience in the context of climate change.  Dr. Hannah […]

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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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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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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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Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Coastal Cities at Risk: How will they adapt to converging climate change impacts?

Low-lying coastal mega-cities, many built on river deltas, are growing rapidly in terms of population and infrastructure asset value and play a pivotal role in the global economy. Global seaborne trade has more than doubled in the past 30 years and, as Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, the effect of a major storm on a port city […]

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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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