Tag: "water governance"

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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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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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Baltutis and Sandford: Canadians are thirsty for a national water strategy

Baltutis and Sandford: Canadians are thirsty for a national water strategy

Published in the Calgary Herald, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Published in The Toronto Star, Saturday July 28, 2012 Written by Jesse Baltutis and Bob Sandford In the future, prosperous nations will be those with enough water for food, cities, industry and nature — and know how to ensure each gets the amount it needs. But […]

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Navigating Our Water Future webcast

Navigating Our Water Future webcast

On June 18, POLIS hosted a public lecture with internationally renowned water experts Professor Lee Godden (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Professor Tim O’Riordon (University of East Anglia, UK). Their talks were followed by a discussion with Professor Rob de Loë (Research Chair Water Policy and Governance, University of Waterloo), moderated by Oliver M. Brandes (POLIS […]

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Facing the Challenge: Mapping Floodplains

Facing the Challenge: Mapping Floodplains

In a recent post, UCLA Professor Matthew E. Kahn discusses the release of a series of flood maps in Norfolk, VA. The maps, which can be found in the flood awareness section of the City’s website, are intended to provide citizens with information about how projected flooding will impact them. The site even includes a […]

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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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