Getting Ready for Climate Change: Webinar Series

Fraser Basin Council and LiveSmart BC (Province of BC)


The Tools for Local Governments Adapting to Climate Change Webinar series features the following two videos:

Extreme Precipitation on the West Coast

This webinar reviews the results of a study that examined trends in Atmospheric River (Pineapple Express) events in BC, as well as actions that may help minimize the damage and harm caused by these events. The study was carried out by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PICS), in partnership with the BC Climate Action Secretariat.
Also in this webinar, the City of Chilliwack shares its experience in managing a 2009 extreme precipitation event in the Greendale area. Although this area was protected by river dikes, a heavy snowfall followed by a high-rainfall event, led to flooding and landslides behind the dikes that damaged over 50 homes and washed out roads. Since 2009, Chilliwack has done engineering analysis to look at options to reduce the risk of such an event, and has begun to implement some of the recommendations.

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New Sea Level Rise Projections in British Columbia

This webinar covers new projections on sea-level rise in BC based on the latest science from the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The projections incorporate global sea-level rise from glaciers and ice sheets, warming of the oceans, groundwater extraction, and impoundment of water in reservoirs, and include local factors such as vertical land motion and dynamic oceanographic changes. The projections of relative sea-level rise give a basis for considering future extreme water levels and associated flooding events.
Webinar video link is below. Presentation slides (without narration) are also available.
Thomas James, Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada
The webinar was hosted by the Fraser Basin Council in partnership with the BC Ministry of Environment, and with funding from Natural Resources Canada
These webinars were presented by the Fraser Basin Council and the Province of BC with funding from Natural Resources Canada.


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