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ICLEI Canada, in partnership with The City of Calgary and the Canadian Water Resources Association, recently hosted the Livable Cities Forum in Calgary, AB from September 27-30, 2015. Here are some of the highlights and messages from the Forum.
The Alberta government provides grants for the preservation and restoration of historic resources affected by floods in 2013.
The flooding experienced by the City of Calgary may be one of the most-covered weather-related extreme events in Canada's history as municipal staff and residents took to social media to capture what unfolded on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and various other online platforms - and Calgarians are better off for it.
It's mid-July, and summer has already produced a number of very significant and newsworthy weather events. But can we blame climate change? Yes, but it isn't as simple as saying that climate change caused any single event. Consider the following:
The Building Adaptive & Resilient Communities Program offers municipalities from across Canada the opportunity to implement ICLEI’s adaptation planning methodology in real-time with facilitation and technical support from experienced ICLEI staff.