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Getting Climate Ready: Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities
Full-day workshop in Terrace, BC
This full-day, free introductory workshop will focus on flood and wildfire risk management. The afternoon will include an Adaptation World Café, which will offer a space for speakers to share information about funding opportunities for adaptation, how communities can plan for wildfires, as well as flood mapping and risk assessment.
Speakers confirmed to date include:
Miss a recent event? Check for slidedecks below and our YouTube channel for webinar recordings.
What's Climate Got To Do With It?
March 5, 2018 | Fort St. John, BC
Legal Implications of Climate Change
February 22, 2018 | Vancouver, BC
Fraser Basin Council and Engineers and Geoscientists BC hosted this one-day workshop for professionals on how climate change could impact their professional roles and responsibilities.
Getting Climate Ready: Adaptation Tools for Coastal Communities
January 31, 2018 | Courtenay, BC
Climate change is exposing Vancouver Island communities to changes in weather patterns and more frequent extreme events, such as flood. There is a need to integrate climate change adaptation into policy, planning, landscape design and public works maintenance. This workshop focused on flood risk management, including the new provincial flood hazard area land use management guidelines.
Floods and Drought: Tackling Wild Weather
March 15 | Workshop: 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. This introductory workshop addressed the future climate trends for the Northeast region and highlighted existing online tools for adaptation. Presenters shared their experiences with climate risk assessments of highway infrastructure, community flood response and collaborative drought management. The workshop also offered an overview of available funding opportunities and learning resources for climate change adaptation and asset management.
Download the Workshop Summary Report.
Resilient Infrastructure in a Changing Climate Workshop
February 9, 2017 | Workshop: Prince George
This introductory workshop, hosted by Fraser Basin Council and Engineers Canada, addressed the future climate trends for the Upper Fraser region and how these trends will impact infrastructure. The workshop provided an overview of new practice guidelines for highway infrastructure adaptation, and also explored case studies of assessing climate risk for road transportation and wastewater infrastructure. Participants also learned information about, and practice with, the PIEVC Protocol. The Protocol is a practical tool and process that uses standard risk assessment science to assess and document the vulnerability of infrastructure to the impacts of current and future climate.
Download the Workshop Summary Report.
Thanks to everyone who attended this workshop.
Integrating Climate Risk In Public Infrastructure Projects: The Role of the Private Sector in Providing Climate Services
June 21, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12 noon
Many public sector organizations are planning to integrate future climate risk in their infrastructure projects. There is a growing need for private sector consulting companies to provide climate services or applied climate information for the project. In many aspects, this new area differs significantly from academic and government-led climate efforts, but in other aspects bears strong similarities.
This webinar explores potential opportunities for growth and challenges of integrating climate data into private sector projects. The discussion included the experience at Associated Engineering, a Canada-wide consulting engineering firm with a growing climate focus.
Watch the webinar recording.
See the webinar slide deck.
Learning from the Fort McMurray wildland-urban interface fire
March 15, 2018 | Alan Westhaver
Building Climate Resilience at Island Health
February 28, 2018 | Ting Pan
Information and Funding for First Nations Climate Change Adaptation Planning
January 25, 2018 | Tom Duncan and Trevor Murdock
Green Shores Policy and Regulatory Tools for Local Governments
November 16, 2017 | DG Blair, Deborah Carlson and Laura Roddan
Legal Implications of Climate Change for Professionals
September 28, 2017 | Joanna Kyriazis