Changing Climate – Building Resilience
Eco-West Canada, in collaboration with Manitoba Sustainable Development, Manitoba Conservation Districts Association and Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative (“PRAC”) collaborated on a one-day workshop “Changing Climate – Building Resilience” on March 21, 2018, at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, MB.
The overall goal of the workshop was to share best practices and lessons learned while addressing flooding, excess moisture and water scarcity challenges in Manitoba due to a changing climate. Some best practices highlighted in the workshop included multi-functional storage and green infrastructure initiatives that promote greater resilience to the impacts of a changing climate, and integrated climate preparedness initiatives that support broader municipal planning and watershed-based priorities. The workshop also took a survey of current funding opportunities for sustainable projects, including the latest Federation of Canadian Municipalities climate adaptation programs and Green Municipal Fund (GMF).