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Report addresses flood resilience in Bow River basin

August 14, 2017 -

The Government of Alberta has begun implementing the advice from a report that identifies ways to improve flood resilience in Calgary and better manage water throughout the Bow River basin. The Bow River Water Management Project report, produced by the Bow River Working Group, represents a first step...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Endless opportunities for clean tech

April 7, 2017 -

The global clean tech sector is booming, and the federal government hopes to provide resources to continue to keep Canada as an industry leader. Speaking at GLOBE Capital in Toronto, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains praised the growth of the clean tech...

Categories: National, News

Setting federal infrastructure priorities

November 8, 2016 -

The announcement by federal finance minister Bill Morneau that a stronger, longer term commitment was being made to funding infrastructure projects throughout the country was a huge victory for communities across Canada. The additional $81 billion, which both expands and extends the original infrastructure...

Categories: Features

October 13, 2016: Structural Resilience - How Building Systems Improve Operational Resilience

September 22, 2016 -

Where: University of Toronto Faculty Club Organization: The Centre for Resilience of Critical Infrastructure, University of Toronto Website: http://www.crci.utoronto.ca/sff/meetings/october-2016

Categories: Events

Fight the Future

December 8, 2014 -

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), atmospheric concentrations of the primary long-lived greenhouses gases (GHGs) reached new heights in 2013, and CO2 levels grew at the fastest rate since modern observations started 30 years ago. Many scientists have speculated the increase may...

Categories: Features

Where Grey Meets Green

December 5, 2014 -

Walking into the Greater First Baptist Church of Escatawpa in southern Mississippi in early September 2014, it seemed as if Hurricane Katrina had delivered its devastating blow just a week or two prior. The stale, musty air, rotted timbers, and eerie darkness lent an almost unbearable freshness to a...

Categories: Features

Breaking Away

December 1, 2014 -

Intact Financial and the University of Waterloo announced a national initiative involving the implementation of 20 climate change adaptation projects designed to reduce the physical, financial, and social impacts of extreme weather events. In Nova Scotia, the Ecology Action Centre will create a “living...

Categories: Features

The Resilience Imperative

May 2, 2014 -

The term “extreme weather,” once confined to the domain of Discovery Channel docudramas, has in just a few short years become a regular headline in newspapers around the world. It’s not hard to see why: Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic, blistering heat in Australia, a record-breaking and deadly...

Categories: Features

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