Adapting to Climate Change - A Green Drinks Event
The City of Rossland Adapting to Climate Change Steering Committee is teaming with Green Drinks to bring you an evening of Climate Change Adaptation discussion at the Old Firehall with adaptation experts Stewart Cohen, David Lapp and Hans Schreier (bios below).
The Steering Committee will provide a quick overview of the City’s Climate Change Adaptation planning process and initial prioritization Rossland’s potential climate change vulnerabilities. Then the experts will participate in a panel discussion to share their perspectives on adaptation in a small mountain community and the most challenging climate change issues facing Rossland.
Date: Wednesday, February 3rd
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Old Firehall Winebar, 2115 Queen St., Rossland, BC
Come have a drink and join us for a great evening!
Hope to see you there,
The Green Drinks Team (Jeff & Cory) and the Adapting to Climate Change Steering Committee
***As part of our Adapting to Climate Change process, we will be holding a formal community priority setting event on Wednesday, March 3rd. The Green Drinks event will help you prepare and consider some of the issues in advance.
Stewart Cohen – Environment Canada – Adaptation and Impacts Research Division (AIRD) and University of British Columbia (UBC) – Department of Forest Resources Management, Vancouver, BC- For over 25 years, Stewart Cohen has examined climate change impacts and adaptation. His experience includes case studies on various regions in Canada, including the Okanagan and Metro Vancouver. He was also a member of the author-team for the Impacts Volume of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report.
David Lapp – Manager, Professional Practice, Engineers Canada – David manages the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) that was created to conduct an engineering assessment of the vulnerability of Canada’s public infrastructure to the impacts of climate change.
Hans Schreier – University of British Columbia (UBC), Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES)- Hans Schreier is a professor at the Institute for Resources and Environment at the University of British Columbia. He is involved in all aspects of source water protection, water management and conservation at the community and watershed level. Some of his current research focuses on adaptation strategies for water demand management, source water protection, innovative stormwater management and environmentally sensitive area assessments. Hans is also a member of CBT’s Advisory Committee.