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New Brunswick Launches 2020 River Watch Program

The River Watch program will provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential ice jams, and other flood issues across the...

Ontario Releases its Flooding Strategy

The Government of Ontario has released its new flood strategy, which looks to reduce the risk and increase preparedness of flood events. "We know that...

Freshwater Plays Key Role in North America’s Climate

A massive freshwater river flow triggered changes in the climate throughout the northern hemisphere, according to a new study. The freshwater river flow stemmed from...

Flood Mitigation and Erosion Control Underway Along Toronto Waterfront

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in partnership with the City of Toronto, will be undertaking flood and erosion control work at several...

Okanagan Faces an Increase in Precipitation: Climate Projections Report

The Okanagan region in British Columbia (B.C.) is expected to face an increase in precipitation across all seasons except summer, according to a new...

B.C. Government Partners with Cowichan Tribes to Support Koksilah Watershed

A new government-to-government partnership will help ensure long-term water sustainability in the Koksilah Watershed and explore the benefits of a water sustainability plan for...

Collaboration and High-Res Maps Improve Flood Risk Management: Study

Community collaboration and high-resolution maps are key factors in delivering effective flood risk management, according to a new study. "The impacts of flooding continue to...

Earth Tech Accelerator Announces 2020 Cohort

The new Earth Tech accelerator has announced its first cohort, which includes 16 startups and nonprofits that are advancing freshwater and climate solutions. The Centre...

DUC Releases New Report on Leveraging Wetlands to Support a Climate-Ready Ontario

Traditional flood management infrastructure can be supported by cost-effective natural flood management services that are provided by wetlands, according to research commissioned by Ducks...

New Research Institute Aims to Bring Clarity to Canada’s Climate Choices

Dozens of academics and policy experts launched the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, a new independent national research body. The Institute aims to bring clarity...

Climate Change Will Impact Urban Water Consumption: Study

Outdoor water consumption is linked to temperature, according to a recent study led by researchers at Concordia University. This information can provide city planners...

Planting Forests Permanently Reduces Regional Water Availability: Study

River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, according to a new study. Rivers in some...

CSA Group and SCC Develop New National Standard for Flood Resilient Communities

The CSA Group, with the support of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), has designed a new standard that aims to reduce the impact...

Elliott Cappell Named Director of Climate Change for WSP in Canada

WSP announced that it has appointed Elliott Cappell to lead its climate change and resilience activities. “The greatest benefit we can provide our clients when...

Ontario Announces Members of Advisory Panel on Climate Change

The advisory panel on climate change consists of experts on climate change resiliency who have experience in a variety of sectors, including the not-for-profit,...

Rising Emissions are Turning Arctic Permafrost into Carbon Source: Study

Arctic regions have captured and stored carbon for tens of thousands of years, but a new study shows winter emissions from the Arctic may...

Climate Change Could Impact Ability of Soils to Absorb Water: Study

Climate change may reduce the ability of soils to absorb water in many parts of the world, according to a study published in the...

CSA Posts Further Guidance on Climate Change Risk

Earlier this month, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced the publication of CSA Staff Notice 51-358 Reporting of Climate Change-related Risks, which is intended...

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