February 2016

Dinner Presentation: Managing Severe, Current and Future Weather Impacts

Organized by the Sea-to-Sky Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM-9:00 PM: Sea-To-Sky Branch Dinner: "Future Weather Impacts"
Location: Holiday Inn and Suites, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Ms. Fiona Dercole, MA
Section Manager, Public Safety – District of North Vancouver
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $35 each for members and guests who register online.
$40 each for members and guests who register at the door.
$25 for EIT or GIT’s who register online or at the door.
$20 for student members of APEGBC who register online or at the door.

Drop-in registration is available depending on space availability.

Cash Bar (Cash only. Credit and Debit not accepted). Cash bar service will be available during social networking and dinner. 
You and your guests are invited to attend the Sea-to-Sky Branch Dinner Presentation on "Climate Change - Managing Severe Current and Future Weather Impacts".

We are all experiencing the impacts of more frequent and intense severe weather events; from warmer and drier summers to wetter and stormier winters. As municipalities struggle to upgrade infrastructure to handle wider fluctuations in stormwater run-off and protect our communities from wildfires and droughts, we need to draw upon a number of tools for adaptation. These tools include both structural and non-structural methods; each with different costs and benefits.
Join us to learn about how the District of North Vancouver has taken a proactive approach to understand natural hazards and risks, engaged the community toward a shared responsibility, and put in place long term measures to reduce risks. This program received international accolades in 2011 from the United Nations for excellence in natural disaster risk reduction.


5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Registration. Social networking. Cash Bar (Cash only. Credit and Debit not accepted)
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM – Announcements. Introductions.
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM – BBQ buffet dinner. Dessert, coffee and tea. Cash Bar.
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM – Speaker’s Presentation.
8:15 PM - 8:45 PM – Questions and answers. Discussion.
8:45 PM - 9:00 PM – Closure.


Ms. Dercole leads the District of North Vancouver’s Natural Hazards Management Program. She works with various levels of government, District departments, the public, consultants, engineers, scientists and academics to build resiliency by integrating risk assessment, mitigation and community awareness of natural hazards and risk.
Previous to her position in the Engineering, Parks and Facilities division at the District of North Vancouver, Fiona worked as an avalanche specialist in Whistler, BC and led river rafting expeditions in remote areas of Northern BC and the Yukon.
Ms. Dercole holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Safety Leadership from Royal Roads University.


  • If you have any questions, please contact the Sea-to-Sky Branch Chair Mamoud Bashi, P.Eng. at: [email protected]
  • To help us predict our catering needs, please register prior to February 24, 2016
  • Due to space limitations, online registrations will be limited to the first 80 people.


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