Climate change is exposing communities in Northwest BC to changes in weather patterns and more frequent extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure as well as health at risk, which the Northwest region has witnessed in recent flooding and wildfire events. Changing climate hazards have created the need to integrate climate change adaptation into policy, planning, landscape design, and public works maintenance.  The Fraser Basin Council is offering a full day, free introductory workshop with a focus on flood and wildfire risk management in Terrace, BC on November 29th.

Topics and presenters confirmed to date include:

  • In Too Deep: How we can Better Adapt to Floods | Charlene Menezes, Program Manager – Flood Management, Fraser Basin Council
  • True Cost of Wildfires and Why Building Wildfire Resilience is our Best Option | Bob W. Gray, Fire Ecologist, R.W. Gray Consulting Ltd.
  • Funding Opportunities for Adaptation | Andrew Giles, Program Manager – Disaster Mitigation, Emergency Management BC
  • Future Climate in Northwest BC | Trevor Murdock, Climate Scientist and Lead – Regional Climate Impacts, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
  • Infrastructure and Climate Change | Harshan Radhakrishnan, Practice Advisor, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Venue location: Best Western Terrace Inn, 4553 Greig Avenue, Terrace, BC

To register click here.