Attached is the summary & synthesis of our third deliberation, “Water in a Changing Climate,” conducted in partnership with the University of Calgary and the Oldman Watershed Council on February 22, 2014.
The Deliberation highlighted five key areas of concern around water and climate change: land use pressures, environmental & public health, extreme weather events, governance, and social justice & responsibility. The panel also highlighted the importance of eduction, information and communication, and the significance and challenge of fostering collective responsibility for environmental protection. Finally, five central values were articulated: a healthy environment, education, public safety, stewardship, and collective responsibility.
Climate and Water Resources:
- An Unexpected Water Crisis
- Is Alberta Flooding a Sign of Climate Change?
- Alberta Flooding Sets Records, Prompts Calls For Action On Climate Change
- Calgary Eyeopener: Hydrologist John Pomeroy explains what led to the massive flooding throughout Calgary and southern Alberta
- Brad Stelfox Comments on Alberta Land Use and the Need for Regional Planning
- Colorado’s ‘Biblical’ Flood in Line with Climate Trends
- Earth: The Operators Manual
- ‘Weather Whiplash’: A Story of Two Years — 2012 and 2013
- World Meteorological Organization statement on the status of the global climate in 2012
- How the Social Sciences Can Help Climate Change Policy
- “Water in the Anthropocene”