June 2016

BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative: Tools and Resources

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Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM-1:00 PM: Registration and Lunch
1:00 PM-2:30 PM: BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative: Tools and Resources
Location: Burnaby, BC

Jim Vanderwal
Senior Manager Climate Change and Air Quality Program, Fraser Basin Council

Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Division of Environmental Professional Members: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Early Bird Price APEGBC Member: $35.00 + GST = $36.75 until June 17, 2016

APEGBC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75

Non-Member Price: $55.00 + GST = $57.75

APEGBC Student Member Price: $27.50 + GST = $28.88

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It is becoming a best practice for engineering professionals to include consideration of future climate when providing professional advice. However, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the quantity of data and information available on future climate and adaption. This seminar will provide an overview of some of the key resources available to professionals for building consideration of future climate into professional guidance. Although many gaps remain, there are a number of practical BC-specific resources related to coastal adaptation, flood management, drought management, environmentally sensistive areas, infrastructure assessment and other topics.

The seminar will also provide a high-level overview of the Lower Mainland Flood Strategy, which is looking at river and flood hazards including both the current as well as future climate. The most recent studies focussed on the vulnerability of existing dyking infrastructure, as well as the cost of a potential major flood event will also be discussed.


Jim Vanderwal
Senior Manager Climate Change and Air Quality Program.Fraser Basin Council

Jim Vanderwal is the Senior Manager at the Fraser Basin Council responsible for the Climate Change and Air Quality Program. Jim has held progressively senior roles at the Fraser Basin Council since 1999, developing new initiatives related to river management, energy and emissions planning, climate change adaptation, green transportation and clean energy development.
Jim completed a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He completed a M.Sc. in Resource Management from the University of British Columbia, specializing in the development of public processes that link technical research with broad public engagement.

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