Building Adaptation Skills for a Changing Climate Webinar Series!

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The Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) Program led by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is launching a fall webinars series focused on sharing experiences on how to build climate change adaptation skills. The webinars series will feature the results of over 20 co-funded projects.

The key objectives of the webinar series are to: 

1) present training, tools and resources for integrating climate change adaptation considerations in professional practice; and 

2) highlight key messages/learning that are transferable to other organizations/sectors/regions interested in building adaptation skills and delivering training. Presenters will share information on activities, such as courses, workshops, networks and internships, which helped engineers, planners, resource managers, recent graduates and others develop the competencies (knowledge, skills and behaviour) needed to act on adaptation.

October 3, 1 – 2 pm EDT – Building Adaptation Skills for Planners


Planners Training and the Adaptation Resource Pathway: A focus on the Climate Change Adaptation Training courses developed for Ontario and Prairie Region Planners, as well as look at the Land Use, Regional and Urban Planning Adaptation Resource Pathway resource – Megan Gereghty, Climate Change Adaptation Planner, Climate Risk Institute

Planning a Climate Resilient Manitoba: An overview of the Manitoba Climate Resilience Training’s (MCRT) approach to enhancing the capacity of Planning Professionals to adapt to a changing climate – Christey Allen, Research Manager, Prairie Climate Centre

Building Infrastructure Resilience and Adapting to Climate Change in Newfoundland and Labrador: Our project has attempted to build adaptive capacity in NL by engaging with and facilitating communication between professionals and local decision makers on climate change tools and data for resilient public infrastructure – Joseph A Daraio, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Upcoming Webinars (registration opening soon!):

  • Building Adaptation Skills and Qualifications: Key Considerations for Upskilling the Workforce of Tomorrow – Early / Mid October
  • Building Adaptation Skills for Indigenous Communities – Late October
  • Building Adaptation Skills for Water Management – Early / Mid November
  • Building Adaptation Skills in Economic Sectors – Late November


September 15, 1 – 2 pm EDT – Building Adaptation Skills for Engineers


Building Climate Resilience and Collaboration in Manitoba: A focus on the Manitoba Climate Resilience Training (MCRT) collaborative program of foundational courses, as well as look at the developed resiliency network – Curt Hull, Sustainability Consultant and Project Director, Climate Change Connection, Winnipeg

The Infrastructure Resilience Professional Credential: Developing and recognizing infrastructure adaptation skills. A review of the courses and requirements that make up the Infrastructure Resilience Professional credential – Paul Cobb, Manager, Training Services, Climate Risk Institute.  

Trying to ‘Adapt’ Engineers to use Climate Adaptation Knowledge on Critical Infrastructure: A New Brunswick Approach. A look at adaptation projects being completed throughout New Brunswick (NB), including the “Climate Change Adaptation Capacity Building for NB Engineers” project. – Serge Dupuis, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Université de Moncton

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BRACE Presents: Building Adaptation Skills for Engineers

BRACE webinar series supported by Natural Resources Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise Program