Tag: "water governance"


Climate Risk: Getting to Action | Professionals’ Perspectives on Climate Change Challenges

As climate change begins to have measurable effects, members of many professions are encountering challenges to established standards of practice and disruption of decision-making processes that are based on historical norms. Elevated risk of damages is also causing concern around topics such as liability and investment, as well as exposure to short- and long-term impacts […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World from Dr. Lance Lesack

On September 5, 2012, Dr. Lance Lesack presented “The Mackenzie Basin: Why it Matters to Canada and the World” to delegates of the Rosenberg Forum, held in Vancouver, BC and co-hosted by ACT. Dr Lesack’s presentation can be watched in the video here, and his presentation slides with key references supporting the presentation information are […]


The Great Lakes Region, Global Health, and Livable Cities Forum from CoP

The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP) has released the following great resources: The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region On September 18th, 2012, Rachel Gregg, lead scientist at EcoAdapt and CAKE content editor, presented a webinar titled “The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region”.  This […]

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