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May 15–18, 2017: CNAM 2017 Conference—Harnessing the Power of Asset Management

January 23, 2017 - 9:56 am

Location: Calgary, Alta. Organization: Canadian Network of Asset Managers Website: Join us in Calgary as we continue “Harnessing the Power of Asset Management”. Now in its 11th year, the CNAM Conference and Tradeshow will deliver leading edge professional development, idea sharing...

Extreme Weather and Sea Level Change Increase Threefold

January 20, 2017 - 11:54 am

Organizations representing the actuarial profession in Canada and the United States launched the Actuaries Climate Index (ACI), which has found that incidents of extreme weather have increased threefold from the reference period. The risk measured by the ACI is relative to the average frequencies...

Tags: ACI, actuaries climate index, actuary, American Academy of Actuaries, Canada, Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, climate change, Climate Change Committee, climate risk, extreme weather, risk, sea level rise, United States

$24.7 M for First Nations Resilience to Flooding and Rising Seas

January 20, 2017 - 9:16 am

The Government of Canada has announced that it will invest $24.7 in First Nations climate resilience. Called First Nations Adapt, the program will direct funds towards identifying and ameliorating the impacts of climate change on essential infrastructure in communities on reserve. The program, announced...

Tags: Carolyn Bennett, climate change, climate change resilience, climate resilience, First Nations, First Nations Adapt, Indigenous Affairs, infrastructure, Northern Development, water infrastructure

February 7, 2017: Today's New and Developing Carbon Markets—Part 2

January 19, 2017 - 10:25 am

Where: Toronto, Ont. Organization: University of Toronto, School of the Environment Website:

Report Notes Success and Weakness in Great Lakes Water Management

January 19, 2017 - 10:19 am

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has released its draft Triennial Assessment of Progress (TAP) report, in which it found much to commend on the progress of Canada and the US in meeting the objectives of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). The report points to the successful meeting...

Tags: 1972 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, GLWQA, Great Lakes, IJC, International Joint Commission, Lake Erie, progress report, transboundary waters, Triennial Progress Report

Alberta Researchers Model Water Supply & Water Scarcity

January 19, 2017 - 8:28 am

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed an agro-hydrological model to study water supply in Alberta’s 2,255 sub-basins and to better understand water scarcity. With respect to the development of the agro-hydrological model, the research abstract states, “Natural hydrologic features...

Tags: AB, agro-hydrological, Alberta, Alta., Bow River, Faramarzi, hydrologic cycle, hydrological cycle, hydrology, milk river, oldman river, streamflow, sub-basins

Ontario Proposes $500 Increase in Water Taking Fee

January 18, 2017 - 9:40 am

Ontario has released a statement indicating that intends to raise the water taking fee for water bottlers by $500 per million litres of groundwater taken. This would make the proposed fee the highest in Canada. In the statement, the province indicated that the increased fee is a part of its plan to...

Tags: bottled water, Environmental Registry, Glen Murray, ground water taking fee, groundwater taking, groundwater taking fee, Nestlé, ON, Ont., Ontario, plastic bottle, plastic bottles, taking fee, water bottlers, water bottling, water taking fee, water watchers, water-taking

May 8–10, 2017: Grey to Green Conference

January 18, 2017 - 7:51 am

Where: Toronto, Ont. Organization: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Website:

September 18–21: CitiesAlive Conference

January 18, 2017 - 7:51 am

Where: Seattle, Wa. Organization: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Website:

FCM: Invest in Water Resource Management for Budget 2017

January 17, 2017 - 9:30 am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released its recommendations for the federal government’s 2017 budget, which includes an emphasis on continued investment in water resource management. In the report titled, “Seizing the Moment” FCM emphasized the importance of the federal...

Tags: budget, Budget 2017, extreme weather, FCM, federal budget, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, planning, treatment, water and wastewater treatment, water infrastructure

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