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As part of the Public Outreach Grant SSHRC interns had the opportunity to work with policy partners on profiling some of their current projects. CC-RAI will be highlighting that work as part of series of climate change related case studies. The case studies were developed by all of the SSHRC interns in partnership with Knowledge Mobilization and their respective hosts, including the City of Toronto’s Environment Office, Region of Peel, York Region, Durham Region, ACER and the TRCA.
This week’s case study examines the Town of Richmond Hill and its efforts to improve flood control and erosion protection at the watershed level – keeping in mind the increasing importance of building climate change adaptation into ongoing muncipal planning and management strategies. The complete case study is now available.
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.
- 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.
or call 416.661.6600 x. 5931.
CC-RAI is a proud partner of Planet in Focus and York University’s Focus on Sustainability Film Festival – this years premiere event will focus on water and the complex environmental issues involved both nationally and international. This engaging, entertaining and thought provoking showcase of award winning films will be enhanced by conversations and discussions with filmmakers, activists and academics alike.
The Sustainability Film Festival 2012 will be hosted in the York University Senate Chambers (North Ross 940) from 10am to 5pm on Monday, March 19th, 2012. Only $2 gets you an all access, all day pass to a diverse array of films that aim raise the consciousness of water issues in Canada and across the planet.
Water on the Table
White Water, Black Gold
Carbon for Water
The Clean Bin Project
This festival is brought to you by The Osgoode Environmental Law Society (ELS), The Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS), and The Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration (CC-RAI).
Many thanks to our supporters: The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC), and The Centre for Human Rights.
For additional details and future updates visit: www.irisyorku.ca/film-fest
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