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MAINSTREAM: The National Water Adaptation to Climate Change Forum, March 22 -23rd, 2012

 

CC-RAI is pleased to highlight a national forum convened by our partners to mobilize knowledge generated from the work of the Regional Adaptation Collaboratives (RACs) in the area of change change and water resources. Project partners include:  Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Research (CFCAS), the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) with funded provided by Natural Resources Canada.

It is already recognized that climate change is affecting water resources across Canada, with each region and community facing unique opportunities and challenges. Together, we can share knowledge to advance the state of practice for adaptation nationally. The purpose of this event is to share lessons and opportunities, and identify needs and potential challenges in advancing the adaptation of water resource management nationally. Participants will contribute directly to a national compendium for practitioners, assist in developing a briefing document, and exchange best practices and lessons.

FORUM OBJECTIVES

  • Provide learning opportunities for new ways of thinking about water adaptation.
  • Reflect upon the current state of practice and share knowledge on water adaptation projects.
  • Showcase a diverse range of projects led by Forum participants.
  • Stimulate discussion to identify: Water adaptation knowledge needs of practitioners (e.g., engineers, scientists, policy analysts, project coordinators, planners, and educators);
  • Opportunities for dissemination of knowledge and collaboration towards the mainstreaming of adaptation.
  • Contribute to: A national compendium of knowledge on water resource adaptation to be used by practitioners; A briefing document on the state of and opportunities for advancing, water adaptation across Canada.
This interactive knowledge exchange will bring together researchers and practitioners alike to advance the state of knowledge around climate change and water. This is a by invitation event – if you are interested in attending or would like additional details please contact  Harris Switzman (hswitzman@trca.on.ca)
or call 416.661.6600 x. 5931.

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