Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Summary Report for Decision Makers

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Date created
2009-10-04
Authors/Contributors
Contributor: Morton, Cedar
Contributor: Robinson, Jon
Contributor: Ord, Asrai
Contributor: Martens, Linsay
Abstract
Effective governments prefer proposition to opposition. This report outlines a new national proposition on water that aims to strengthen Canada’s economy and assure its sustainability while at the same time enhancing our adaptive capacity in the face of growing climate impacts on our national identity and well being, and therefore our nation’s future. Fortunately, Canadian consciousness of our overall good fortune in terms of water resources, and popular understanding of water issues, is growing. We also know from world example much of what needs to be done. Time is of the essence. Our changing climate and hydrology demand that we shift out of the coping zone of stationarity, and adapt to new circumstances.
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A report from ACT (Adaptation to Climate Change Team), based at Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of the Environment.
Identifier
ISBN: 978-1-77287-031-2
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Copyright is held by the author(s).
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No
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