Workshop: Getting Climate Ready - Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities

Thu, 11/29/2018
November 29, 2018 at 8am - 4pm
Terrace Best Western Inn, 4553 Greig Avenue
Fraser Basin Council
Terrace BC

Join Fraser Basin Council in Terrace, BC on November 29 for a full day workshop on Getting Climate Ready: Adaptation Tools for Northwest Communities.

Event Description: 
Climate change is exposing communities in Northwest BC to changes in weather patterns and more frequent extreme events. These changes place local and regional critical infrastructure as well as health at risk, which the Northwest region has witnessed in recent flooding and wildfire events. Changing climate hazards have created the need to integrate climate change adaptation into policy, planning, landscape design, and public works maintenance. 
This full-day, free introductory workshop will focus on flood and wildfire risk management. Breakfast and lunch will be included. The afternoon will include an Adaptation World Café, which will offer a space for speakers to share information about funding opportunities for adaptation, how communities can plan for wildfires, as well as flood mapping and risk assessment.
Topics and presenters confirmed to date include:
  • In Too Deep: How we can Better Adapt to Floods | Charlene Menezes, Program Manager – Flood Management, Fraser Basin Council
  • True Cost of Wildfires and Why Building Wildfire Resilience is our Best Option | Bob W. Gray, Fire Ecologist, R.W. Gray Consulting Ltd.
  • Funding Opportunities for Adaptation | Jesal Shah, Director – Flood Protection Program, Emergency Management BC
  • Future Climate in Northwest BC | Trevor Murdock, Climate Scientist and Lead – Regional Climate Impacts, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
  • Infrastructure and Climate Change | Harshan Radhakrishnan, Practice Advisor, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
This workshop is supported through Fraser Basin Council’s BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative program (funded by Natural Resources Canada and the BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy).  
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 08:00 to 16:00