Green Toolbox - Events - September - October 2012

EVENTS

INFRASTRUCTURE CLIMATE RISK ASSESSMENT:  TOOLS & PROCESSES WORKSHOP
NOVEMBER 14, 8:30 AM TO 5 PM
KILLARNEY LAKE ROTARY CENTENNIAL LODGE, FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK
CUNARD CENTRE, HALIFAX

This workshop is designed to provide standard risk assessment methodologies to assess and fully document the vulnerability of infrastructure to the impacts of current and future climate.  It will be of interest to engineers and geoscientists who are involved in the pre-design, design, operation, maintenance and management of infrastructure.  It will also be of relevance to municipal planners, managers and operators of infrastructure to better understand the challenges that civil infrastructures face with current climate and future projections. 

This workshop is presented by: Engineers Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the New Brunswick Climate Change Hub, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick.

Workshop fee is $210 and includes lunch/refreshments and materials.

To register, please contact Eddie Oldfield by email () or telephone (506-455-8961 ext 113).

HORTEAST CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
NOVEMBER 19-21
CUNARD CENTRE, HALIFAX

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HortEast, Atlantic Canada’s premier horticulture trade show and conference, will be held at the Cunard Centre in Halifax from November 19-21.  Their full speaker program has been posted online and includes an excellent line-up of informative and inspiring speakers. 

For more information and to register, visit their website at www.horteast.ns.ca or contact the HortEast Trade Show Manager, Rebecca Doutre by email () or telephone (1.866.383.4711).

 

MUNICIPAL ADAPTATION PLANNING WEBINAR SERIES

Join leading climate change adaptation experts from across Canada for a series of informative and educational webinars on best practices and novel approaches to the completion of the Municipal Climate Change Action Plan. This adaptation webinar series provides a supplementary training opportunity on the steps from the MCCAP guide.

Webinar One: Different tools to assess hazards and risk vulnerability Wednesday, November 14, 1 – 2 pm An introduction to risk and vulnerability assessment methods and tools for climate change adaptation planning.

Webinar Two: Hazards and risk vulnerability assessment Wednesday, December 12, 1 – 2 pm Case studies in risk evaluation of affected locations, infrastructure and services including social, economic and environmental considerations. This webinar will highlight climate risks and impacts of interest to NS Municipalities, including impacts related to sea level rise, changes in precipitation and extreme weather events.

Webinar Three: Developing & evaluating adaptation options Wednesday, January 16, 1 – 2 pm Case studies in municipalities’ ways of evaluating and selecting adaptation options. This webinar will highlight how to respond to impacts and climate risks of interest to NS municipalities.

Webinar Four: Implementation & monitoring Wednesday, February 13, 1 – 2 pm This webinar will showcase examples of adaptive management approaches for climate adaptation, including approaches to implementation and monitoring of climate change action planning.

To register for the webinar series or to find out more, please visit:  http://novascotiaadaptation.eventbrite.com/.

This adaptation outreach and education webinar series is made possible through the financial assistance of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment Adaptation Fund and with the support of the Union of Nova Scotian Municipalities and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

 

QUEST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW:  SMART ENERGY COMMUNITIES IN COLD CLIMATES
NOVEMBER 18 - 21
FAIRMONT WINNIPEG

Since 2007, QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow - has served as Canada's national voice for Integrated Community Energy Systems and Solutions (ICES).  ICES considers how energy is supplied and consumed in all sectors, including transportation, land-use planning, industry, water and waste management and others.  You are invited to participate in Canada's only conference and tradeshow dedicated to ICES taking place in Winnipeg from November 18 - 21.

The conference will bring together the best thinkers, strategists, practitioners, and decision-makers from Canada and abroad to share what can be done to make Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates a reality.  It is a three-day event that will attract over 300 delegates from across the country and internationally, and provide the ICES industry with a convenient, affordable way to get the latest industry information, tools and policy updates.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.questcanada.org/conference.

 

ICLEI’S LIVABLE CITIES FORUM
NOVEMBER 29-30
HAMILTON, ONTARIO

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ICLEI Canada (Local Governments for Sustainability) invites you to attend the Livable Cities Forum:  Creating Adaptive & Resilient Communities.  The Forum will connect municipal practitioners to discuss the importance of climate change adaptation and will provide a platform to explore adaptation and its vital role at the local level.  This 2-day event will bring together municipal practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and elected officials from across Canada to collaborate and share insights and best practices related to local climate change adaptation practices.  The local and regional focus of this event lends itself to productive breakout sessions, hands-on workshops and roundtable conversations; providing tangible learning opportunities and interactions among participants.   To view the preliminary program, visit: http://www.icleicanada.org/events/livablecities