March 29, 2021 PresentersMarianne Armstrong, Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Management, Construction Research Centre, National Research Council CanadaChad Nelson, Principal Advisor, Climate Resilience and Natural Infrastructure, Infrastructure Canada DescriptionThis webinar summarized important progress which had been made towards Climate Resilient Infrastructure over the past 5 years, and will highlight the pathway forward to achieving a resilient…

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March 22, 2021 Presenters: Gary St. Michel, P.Eng, Technical lead for Tetra Tech’s Vancouver Asset Management groupPresenting on behalf of Public Services and Procurement Canada Vincent Leys, MSc, P.Eng, PMP, Senior Coastal Engineer for CBCL ConsultingPresenting on behalf of TC Atlantic Region Megan Roche, BSc, Climate Change and Environmental Analyst, Calgary Airport Authority Presenting on behalf of…

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February 1, 2021 Presenters Fiona Hill (Manager of the NRC’s CRBCPI project);Dr. Hamidreza Shirkhani (Research Officer at the NRC’s Construction Research Center); andEnda Murphy (Senior Research Engineer at the NRC’s Coastal and River Engineering center) Facilitated by: Alexa Bradley (Policy Analyst, Transport Canada) Canada’s transportation systems, including bridges and roads, are often designed based on…

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January 28, 2021 Presented by: Nathalie Beaulieu and Pierre Valois, Université Laval and Emanuel Nicolescu, CBCL Limited, on behalf of a team including members from University of Massachusetts Boston and Ouranos. This webinar presented examples of public policies and instruments implemented in various jurisdictions. Information obtained until now in six case studies allow us to…

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December 11, 2020 Presented by: Dr. John Pomeroy, PhD, FRGS, FRSC, Distinguished Professor, Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change and Director of Global Water Futures, University of Saskatchewan. While increases in precipitation and temperature have been observed across Canada in the last half-century and are predicted for the future as climate change…

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November 30, 2020 Presented by:Elaine Barrow, Senior Climate Advisor, Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS)Katie Pearson, Policy Advisor, CCCSWith moderation by Sarah Rayfield, Manager, Climate Service Delivery, CCCS Description: This webinar provided a walk-through of ClimateData.ca, the web portal which provides climate information to help decision-makers build a more resilient Canada. While the focus was…

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November 12, 2020 Presentations by:Jimena Eyzaguirre (International Team Director and Business Lead for climate change adaptation at ESSA Technologies Ltd);Richard Boyd (Director of Research at All One Sky Foundation); andDG Blair (Executive Director, Stewardship Centre for BC) Description:Development impacts, including habitat loss and pollution, combined with climate change challenges are affecting the health of shoreline…

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October 1, 2020 Presented by: Dr. Katie Hayes (Policy Analyst, Climate Change and Innovation Bureau, Health Canada) In this webinar, Dr. Katie Hayes explored how climate change affects mental health. She discussed the mental health outcomes from specific hazards, and the latest research on eco-anxiety and eco-grief. Particular attention was paid to the disproportionate risks…

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September 28, 2020 Presented by: Pete Zuzek (President of Zuzek Inc.)Linda Mortsch (University of Waterloo) A coastal vulnerability assessment was recently completed for 120 km of Lake Erie shoreline considering both historical extremes and projected climate change impacts on future lake levels, ice cover, and exposure to wave energy.  The project was supported by Natural…

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