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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July 17, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT Presenters: Kristen Boulard (Urban Planner, Brant County Health Unit)Robert Sanderson (Planning and Evaluation Specialist, Northwestern Health Unit) Abstract: In Ontario, the updated Ontario Public Health Standards acknowledge the importance of addressing climate change, and through the Healthy Environments and Climate Change Guideline, have mandated health units…

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June 9, 2020 Presenters: DG Blair, M.Sc., Executive Director, Stewardship Centre for B.C. and Jim Johannessen, Licensed Eng., Geologist, MS, Principal, Engineering Geologist Coastal Geologic Services, Inc Abstract: Sea level rise, climate change adaptation planning and balancing many disparate needs brings complexity in determining appropriate courses of action required for shoreline management. In this webinar,…

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July 21, 2015 Presented by: Ellen Schwartzel (Acting Environmental Commissioner of Ontario) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), the province’s environmental watchdog, released two climate change reports in July. On July 7, the ECO released its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) report, which details the province’s progress in reducing GHG emissions. On July 14, the ECO…

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August 29, 2017 Presented by: Caitlin Rochon (Program Coordinator – Climate Change, Regional Municipality of Durham) This webinar provided an overview of the Durham Community Climate Adaptation Plan. Topics include the future climate conditions projected for Durham region in the 2040’s, the collaborative process undertaken to develop the Plan and an overview of the sectors…

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December 5, 2017 Presented by: Ian McVey (Project Manager, Ontario Climate Consortium Secretariat) Joel R. Nodelman (President and CEO, Nodelcorp Consulting Inc.) Simon Eng (Climate Analyst, Risk Sciences International) This webinar discussed the findings of the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Ontario’s Electrical Transmission Sector report and how it contributes to a better understanding of…

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November 9, 2017 Presented by: Sophie Guilbault (Lead, Cities Adapt Research Program, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction) Local governments are confronting one of the most important issues of our time – the alarming recent increase in damage to homes from extreme rainfall. Communities large and small across Canada are now taking action to reduce the…

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December 15, 2016 Presented by: Sean Capstick (Principal, Golder Associates) A changing climate presents physical risks to mine infrastructure as mines are often located in challenging geographies that can experience extreme weather or were not designed for more frequent extreme weather events. Climate challenges have led to a wide range of industry impacts, from direct…

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November 29, 2016 Presented by: Shawna Peddle (Director, Partners for Action, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo) Flooding is the most common and most expensive cause of property damage in Canada, with an estimated 1.7 million Canadian households at very high risk of flood damage. Our recent survey of Canadian homeowners revealed a lack of…

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