Water Governance

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Re-visiting the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Framework

Re-visiting the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Framework

In late January 2012, the UK released its Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) Government Report. ACT offers a summary of the report here. The release of the CCRA is a bold move, marking the first assessment of its kind for the UK. Given the cyclical nature of the adaptation process, the CCRA will be updated […]

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Water Infrastructure Planning in an Era of Climate Change

Water Infrastructure Planning in an Era of Climate Change

Brett Walton from Circle of Blue writes a compelling story about the importance of infrastructure planning in an era of climate change. His article gets at the heart of climate adaptation in raising questions about the benefits of experimenting with adaptation now, as opposed to acting in an uncertain future. With a focus on the […]

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Deborah Harford's Water Governance webinar for Community of Practice now online

Deborah Harford’s Water Governance webinar for Community of Practice now online

On March 27, 2012, ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford delivered a webinar for the national Community of Practice (CoP) on the topic of Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance. A complete recording of the webinar is now online along with the PDF slides from Deborah’s presentation. Learn more about the Climate Change Adaptation Community of […]

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Rising seas, storm surges due to climate change await Lower Mainland

Rising seas, storm surges due to climate change await Lower Mainland

The Georgia Straight By Matthew Burrows, March 8, 2012 Delta, Richmond, and “about one-third of Surrey” are “implicated” in the sea-level rise and extreme storm surges due in the region as a result of climate change, according to Deborah Harford. However, the executive director of SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team told the Straight, “I […]

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The water-energy nexus: Webinar from POLIS Water Sustainability Project

The water-energy nexus: Webinar from POLIS Water Sustainability Project

THE WATER-ENERGY NEXUS DATE AND TIME Monday March 19th, 2012 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT) (PDF flyer) WEBINAR SUMMARY The interconnections and interdependencies between water and energy are rapidly becoming a priority area of focus in British Columbia and across North America. In this webinar leading researchers will […]

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ACT Executive Director to Speak at UBC TerreWeb Seminar

ACT Executive Director to Speak at UBC TerreWeb Seminar

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford speaks at the second UBC TerreWeb seminar tomorrow, January 26th 2012, on climate change and the energy-water nexus, as well as policy and media strategies for communicating scientific work. Climate change impacts will affect hydrological systems as well as energy production and distribution. Compounding these challenges is the fact that […]

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Fracking Linked to Earthquakes and Water Contamination

Fracking Linked to Earthquakes and Water Contamination

A recent article in Hatch Magazine reports a series of earthquakes in Ohio culminating in a 4.0 magnitude quake on December 31st, 2011. Scientists in the region and around the globe are beginning to conclude that hydraulic fracking may be correlated with these earthquake events. Worse yet for local ecosystems, the process involves the generation […]

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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Peter Kent & Our Planet’s Changing Climate

By R.W. Sandford At the same time that Canada’s Environment Minister was in Durban, South Africa demonstrating to the world that we were no longer worthy of respect or trust as a nation in matters related to addressing the global climate problem, further evidence of the tragedy of the Harper Government’s climate policy was bubbling […]

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