Changing Climate – Building Resilience

21/03/2018

Brandon, Manitoba

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).

Workshop Report

2018
Changing Climate – Building Resilience

Presentations

2018
Ryan Canart, Manager Upper Assiniboine Conservation District - Agriculture and Climate Resiliency
2018
Hank Venema, IISD, Prairie Climate Centre - Financing system resilience: Climate-resilient investment planning based on multifuntional retention storage
2018
Jeff McConnell, Mayor Town of Virden - Climate-resilient investment planning based on multifunctional retention storage
2018
Shoni Madden, Urban Systems - Winnipeg - Integrating climate change risk assessment into the asset management framework
2018
Sharla Dillabough, Manitoba Sustainable Development on Distributed Water Storage Project and Manitoba Drought - Incorporating climate change considerations into water retention/storage and watershed management plans
2018
Stephen Walker, Regional Manager of the Steinbach Community and Regional Planning Office of Manitoba Municipal Relations - Integrating climate resiliency/preparedness into the land use planning process