FLOODS AND DROUGHT- TACKLING WILD WEATHER
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
9:00AM TO 5:00PM
NORTHERN GRAND HOTEL
GRAND BALLROOM 2
9830 100 AVE, FORT ST JOHN
Climate change is exposing Northern BC communities to changes in weather patterns and an increase in extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure at risk, which the Northeast region has witnessed in recent flooding. Changing climate hazards have created the need to adapt the design and maintenance of critical infrastructure.
This full-day introductory workshop will address the future climate trends for the Northeast region and how existing online tools can support adaptation. Presenters will share their experiences with climate risk assessments of highway infrastructure, community flood response and collaborative drought management. The workshop will also highlight available funding opportunities and learning resources for climate change adaptation and asset management.
Registration is free of charge. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants.
This workshop is supported through Fraser Basin Council’s BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative program (funded by Natural Resources Canada and the BC Ministry of Environment).