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Toronto Appoints New Chief Resilience Officer

June 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

The City of Toronto has appointed Elliott Cappell as chief resilience officer (CRO), a new position created to lead city-wide resilience-building efforts to help Toronto prepare for catastrophic events and urban stresses that are increasingly part of 21st century life. As CRO, Cappell reports to City...

Categories: News, Ontario

Sector Comments on Ont. Water Systems Energy, Climate Report

June 2, 2017 - 12:22 pm

The report, Every Drop Counts, released this week by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, is exactly what’s needed to move the water and wastewater sectors forward, according to stakeholders. Indra Maharjan, program manager, Energy Conservation and Climate Change at Ontario Clean Water Agency...

Categories: News, Ontario

Municipal Water and Wastewater Key Energy Consumers

May 31, 2017 - 11:03 am

There is an enormous opportunity in the Province of Ontario, to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions through the municipal water sector. That is the overarching message of a new report from the Ontario Environment Commissioner, Dianne Saxe's office released this week. While several U.S. studies...

Categories: News, Ontario

A Climate Change Strategy for Canada’s Coastal Communities

May 26, 2017 - 11:27 am

We have come a long way in understanding how the impacts of climate change affect Canada’s coasts and what to do about them. In 2004, the Government of Canada released an assessment report summarizing the latest science on climate change impacts and adaptation. When it came to coastal areas, impacts...

Categories: Features

Canada Needs a National Strategy to Address Flood Risk

May 9, 2017 - 9:12 am

When Water Canada published a story on the top seven water stories for 2016, the authors highlighted the federal government’s commitment to new funds for water infrastructure, as well as research suggesting that Canadian governments and homeowners are not adequately prepared for the flooding caused...

Categories: Features

Urbanization Effect on Hydrology

May 3, 2017 - 9:56 am

Changing atmospheric temperatures are forcing changes in the water cycle—higher evaporation rates, more frequent and intense rainstorms, and less precipitation as snow. Together these changes mean precipitation patterns, and the corresponding flow responses in rivers, have become less predictable. In...

Categories: Features

Kawartha Lakes Develops Climate Change Response Plan

April 19, 2017 - 11:20 am

Yesterday, the city of Kawartha Lakes Council formally launched the Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan. Since 2016, the City has been working with Partners for Climate Protection, an arm of the FCM that assists municipalities across Canada to design and implement climate change action plans...

Categories: News, Ontario

Van. Announces Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Cities Initiative

April 6, 2017 - 11:16 am

On Wednesday, Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, announced its partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and with representatives from 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – formally named its first chief resilience officer, Katie McPherson. Through the support...

Categories: News, Western Canada

OMERS & Kuwaiti Consortium Purchase Stake in Thames Water

March 15, 2017 - 8:13 am

Borealis Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager for OMERS, which is the pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees, has formed a consortium with a Kuwaiti investment firm to purchase a stake in Britain’s Thames Water. The Canadian and Kuwaiti consortium purchased their stakes...

Categories: International, News, Ontario

Risk Reduction Summit Tackles Regional Climate Change Preparedness

March 10, 2017 - 10:57 am

The Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas (RP17) concluded this week, which focused on regional policies for preventing natural and human-induced hazards, such as those exacerbated by climate change like flood, drought, and wildfire. At RP17, delegates gathered to approve...

Categories: International, National, News, Quebec


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