Tag: "water"


Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance

Still Creek: A Case Study of Transboundary Municipal Ecosystem Governance Climate change impacts such as flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase in BC over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. As well, species are struggling to adapt to changing weather patterns and climate extremes combined with […]


Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada

Climate change is advancing at an alarming rate around the world. It is now more important than ever that we move ahead as fast as possible with emissions reduction (mitigation), while planning for resilience to the impacts that are already evident and projected to worsen (adaptation). However, these crucial pathways are still largely being considered […]


Study Released by PICS and Fraser Basin Council

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the Fraser Basin Council released a new report titled Integrated Community Sustainability Planning: Implications for Rural BC. The report investigates the application of integrated community sustainability planning (ICSP) by regional districts and small municipalities in rural areas of the province. It also examines key sustainability issues faced by […]


Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Blue Dialogue

The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance is hosting a Webinar on Weensday January 9th, titled Creating a Blue Dialogue.  This is the second webinar in their Creating a Blue Dialogue series. Guest speakers will include Michele-Lee Moore, Assistant professor in the Department of Geography at University of Victoria and Research Associate and Strategic Faculty Advisor […]


New Report by POLIS Project

The University of Victoria’s POLIS Project on Ecological Governance and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released a new report, titled “From Stream to Stream: Emerging Challenges for BC’s Interlinked Water and Energy Resources.”  This is the first in a two-part series that will address the water-energy nexus in B.C.  It looks at […]


Webinar Hosted by ACT and POLIS

ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University) and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance (part of the Centre for Global Studies and the University of Victoria) hosted a webinar on November first titled “The Perspective of an Insurer on Water and Risk Governance.”  Lindene Patton, the Chief Climate Product Officer for […]


Upcoming Workshop in Calgary by Waterlution

Waterlution presents “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the Bluer Good: Moving Towards a Sustainable Economy”. An immersive workshop on water metrics and innovation”, a two-and-a-half day on-location workshop for 50 interested individuals. When: November 22 – 24 Where: Outside of Bragg Creek, Alberta Who: Individuals working or interested in corporate responsibility or water/natural resources. Workshop is open to all […]


New Report from Toronto and Region Conservation

Toronto and Region Conservation is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a report entitled “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in Canadian Water Resource Management,” and an accompanying National Compendium of Water Adaptation Knowledge (on-line database at http://waterandclimate.ca). The report has been prepared as collaboration between the Canadian Climate Forum (formerly CFCAS), the Canadian Water Resource […]

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