Water Governance

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(May 28) Building climate resilience in the Okanagan: A homeowners resource guide

(May 28) Building climate resilience in the Okanagan: A homeowners resource guide

The availability of water in the Okanagan valley is snowpack-dependent and a changing climate is resulting in greater extremes in weather and the availability of water. Extended periods of drought and flooding are expected to occur more frequently in this region. Responding to this ‘new reality’, the South Okanagan Real Estate Board in partnership with the […]

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(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here's what we can do about it (CBC News)

(Apr 30) Climate change and poor planning are fuelling more floods. Here’s what we can do about it (CBC News)

On April 30th, CBC News published a story detailing the flooded or areas at risk of future flooding as a result of a legacy of poor planning in communities across Canada. Climate change, coupled with a changed landscape, due to agriculture, urban development and other land use decisions has increased communities vulnerability to flooding. ACT’s […]

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(Apr 12) Climate change now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery- CBC News

(Apr 12) Climate change now a fact of life in Atlantic Canada fishery- CBC News

The recently published State of the Atlantic Ocean report outlines the ongoing effects of climate change in unprecedented detail. “We see warming waters throughout the region. We see less oxygen as a result of warming waters and increased stratification, and we see lower levels of food in the water, particularly phytoplankton that has decreased over time,” says […]

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(Apr 1) Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds - CBC News

(Apr 1) Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds – CBC News

The leaked report titled Canada’s Changing Climate Report explains how annual average temperatures since 1948 have increased over land by 1.7 C, while in the North, the Prairies and Northern British Columbia the increase is 2.3 C. The report highlights topics such as changes in rainfall and snowfall, changes in climate extremes, changes in freshwater availability and […]

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Vancouver's Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam

We are proud to share Vancouver’s Water Narrative: Learning from Copenhagen and Rotterdam report written by ACT intern Ronja Sorenson in collaboration with Vancouver’s Green Infrastructure Team. This report investigates how far Vancouver has come in its efforts to update its water management methods. It uses indicators associated with an Australian approach to defining a “Water […]

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(April 2,3,4,) Parksville 2019: Building Nanaimo Region’s "Actionable Vision" for Water & Watersheds

(April 2,3,4,) Parksville 2019: Building Nanaimo Region’s “Actionable Vision” for Water & Watersheds

Join delegates from the east coast of Vancouver Island and beyond, and attend a ‘watershed moment’ in the City of Parksville on April 2-3-4 for a field day followed by the 2-day symposium. In 2019, the Regional District of Nanaimo is updating their Action Plan for Drinking Water and Watershed Protection (DWWP) to incorporate learnings […]

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(Jan 15) Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process

(Jan 15) Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process

To help communities map a path forward, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia has released the Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process (EAP). The Primer introduces a valuation methodology that uses readily available financial information from the BC Assessment database. The methodology yields an asset value for the stream corridor and can then […]

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(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

(April 2-4) Parksville 2019: Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

Join the Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC in Parksville, BC at the city’s Community and Conference Centre (132 E. Jensen Avenue) for the Symposium on Water Stewardship in Changing Climate. The symposium will take place over three days, the first being a field day on April 2nd, followed by a 2-day symposium on April […]

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