Climate Change

Taking the lead on green growth

Bangladesh has what it takes to influence this global movement Solar panels in Rohertek, Bangladesh, Oct 2016 Bangladesh has made remarkable progress over the past two decades, lifting millions out of poverty and sustaining expanding levels of economic growth. It has achieved this in spite of maj ...

Tofino, BC Awarded Grant for Flood Mapping Project

The District of Tofino has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for the District of Tofino Flood Mapping Project. The project will map flood plains, sea level rise planning areas, and identify tsunami evacuation routes and safe areas. The funding comes from ...

Using adaptive social protection to cope with crisis and build resilience

In a world increasingly filled with risk, social protection systems help individuals and families cope with civil war, natural disaster, displacement, and other shocks. (Photo: Farhana Asnap / World Bank) Crisis is becoming a new normal in the world today. Over the past 30 years, the world has l ...

Low-carbon shipping: will 2018 be the turning point?

Photo: Peter Hessels/Flickr As highlighted in a previous blog post, international maritime transport has not kept pace with other transport modes in the fight against climate change. While inland transport was included in the 2015 Paris Agreement and international air transport followed suit in 20 ...

York Region Approves Updated Corporate Asset Management Policy

The Regional Municipality of York has updated its Corporate Asset Management Policy, improving the coordination and affordability in the management of over $5 billion in water and wastewater assets. Since the region initially adopted its Corporate Asset Management Policy in 2013, its total asset h ...

Connecting the “docks”: Navigating the maze of Colombia’s Pacific Coast waterways

Sitting on the tarmac in Guapi, one of the few municipalities with an airport in the conflict-impacted southern coast of the Pacific region in Colombia, the view from the window is dominated by one thing: a vast mangrove forest. Cutting through that mangrove is a tangled labyrinth of waterways, ...

Ontario Launches Cleantech Strategy with an Emphasis on Water

Yesterday, Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science launched the new Cleantech Strategy, under which includes renewed support for existing accelerator programs, such as the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP). The new cleantech strategy will help cleantech ...

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Commits $690M Climate and Water Sustainability

Yesterday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, announced six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the largest of which invests in the sector’s climate and water sustainability. The Partnership is a $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreeme ...

A New Report Details Phosphorus Transmission to Lake Erie

Today, the International Joint Commission (IJC) released its report, Fertilizer Application Patterns and Trends and Their Implications for Water Quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, which analyzes existing data on phosphorus transmission to Lake Erie. The report has concluded that commercial fer ...

Formula E drives electric mobility innovation

To be honest, I have never really been a fan of motorsport racing, but Formula E is something different. Regular sports car racing has always felt too loud, too polluting and a bit pointless, but electric car racing is changing my perception rapidly. The most recent Formula E race and associated ...