Being Climate Smart: Evidence-based decision making for municipalities - March 2017

Eco-West Canada, in collaboration with Manitoba Climate Change and Air Quality Branch (CCAQ), collaborated on a one-day workshop “Being Climate Smart: Evidence-based decision making for municipalities” on March 21, 2017, at the Canad Inns Destination Centre in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

The overall goal of the workshop was to increase knowledge on climate change impacts and to provide municipalities with information, best practices and tools to help increase municipal resilience to extreme weather events.

Workshop Report

Presentations

Danny Blair, Prairie Climate Centre
Climate Change Projections for Decision-Makers

Derek Murray, Scatliff + Miller + Murray
Planning for Climate Change – Water on the Land

Dany Robidoux, Eco-West Canada
Adaptation and Climate Resilience - Translating knowledge into action

 Hank Venema, Prairie Climate Centre
Green infrastructure project in Virden and area

Tim Sopuck, Manitoba Heritage Habitat Corporation
Surface Water Management: Is there a Brighter Future for Manitobans?

Nicki Albus, Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization Training Program Manager
Integrating Climate Change into Municipal Emergency Preparedness Programs

Gavin van der Linde, Eco-West Canada
New Green Municipal Funds - FCM funding programs

Roger Rempel, Climate Group, Risk Sciences International
The Critical Need for Community Climate Resilience: Overview of community impacts, with approaches and tools to reduce disruptive climate risks