Join us as we discuss solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to business water resilience.
October 25 | 5th National Adaptation Forum
Pacific Institute Senior Researchers Dr. Gregg Brill and Dr. Shannon McNeeley will be participating in the 5th National Adaptation Forum on October 25.
Gregg will host a Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Tools Workshop and Shannon is on the Steering Committee and the Equity & Climate Justice Working Group.
Gregg’s session “Building the Business Case For Nature-Based Solutions: Introducing the NBS Benefits Explorer Tool” will focus on the implementation of and investment in nature-based solutions (NBS) by the corporate sector. Work like this allows organizations to make informed decisions regarding water security, climate mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation, and socio-economic enhancements.
October 12-13 | Natural Infrastructure for Water Solutions Forum on Performance and Metrics
Pacific Institute Senior Researcher Dr. Gregg Brill will present at the Natural Infrastructure for Water Solutions Forum on Performance and Metrics hosted by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) in Winnipeg October 12-13.
Gregg will join IISD and strategic leaders working at the interface of natural infrastructure and water issues across the prairies, including Alternative Land Use Services – ALUS Canada, the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative, the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, and many other representatives from academia and municipal, provincial, and federal governments.
October 6 | A Collaborative Approach to Colorado River Management
October 4-6 | WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition
September 27 | Maximizing Water Resources through Integrating a Multi-benefit Approach into Land Use Planning
Sept 15 | The Future of Natural Infrastructure
Dr. Gregg Brill presented at a virtual event “The Future of Natural Infrastructure” hosted by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) on September 15.
IISD launched Natural Infrastructure for Water Solutions (NIWS), a 5-year initiative to scale up natural infrastructure in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba for cleaner water and resilient communities.
The event looked at how to ensure that the case for more natural infrastructure is backed by evidence, adopted, financed, and built into policy, and how local municipalities can take part in this work.
Sept 11-15 | World Water Congress & Exhibition
- The Art of Collaboration: Crossing Borders to Solve Systems-Based Problems
- Multi-agency Water Reuse Programs: Lessons for Successful Collaboration
- Water Efficiency: The Fastest, Cheapest, Largest Source of New Water
Sept 9 | 2022 Energy & Water Nexus
June 28 I Best Practices for Community Engagement webinar
28 de junio I Las mejores prácticas para la participación comunitaria
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On Tuesday, June 28 at noon PDT, please join a distinguished panel of experts and practitioners for a robust 90-minute conversation about best practices for community engagement. Prof. Chris Benner of UC Santa Cruz will moderate the conversation, joined by Miguel Hernandez of the Salton Sea Management Program, Mariela Loera of Leadership Counsel, Silvia Paz of Alianza ECV, Christian Rodgriguez of KDI, and Frank Ruiz of Audubon. This webinar will be available in English and in Spanish. Topics will include:
- articulation of how community input is integrated into project objectives and design,
- requirements for contractors to maintain community engagement throughout project design and construction,
- differences between public relations and community engagement, and
- developing a strong framework for responding to community input in a timely and clear manner.
Register here for the webinar.
Unase a un distinguido panel de expertos y profesionales para una sólida conversación de 90 minutos sobre las mejores prácticas para la participación comunitaria. El profesor Chris Benner de UC Santa Cruz moderará la conversación, junto con Miguel Hernandez del Programa de Gestión del Salton Sea, Mariela Loera de Leadership Counsel, Silvia Paz de Alianza ECV, Christian Rodríguez de KDI, y Frank Ruiz de Audubon. Este seminario web estará disponible en inglés y en español.
Los temas incluirán:
- articulación de cómo se integran los aportes de la comunidad en los objetivos y el diseño del proyecto,
- requisitos para que los contratistas mantengan la participación de la comunidad durante el diseño y la construcción del proyecto,
- diferencias entre las relaciones públicas y la participación comunitaria, y
- desarrollar un marco sólido para responder a los aportes de la comunidad de manera oportuna y clara.
June 28-29 I GreenFin
Water: A Rising Tade on the Corporate Agenda. The global water crisis is both an economic and humanitarian crisis — an unmitigated risk to global supply chains, profits and the well-being of communities and populations around the world. Through the U.N. Global Compact, CEO Water Mandate and the Water Resilience Coalition (WRC), a growing cohort of corporations recognize that philanthropy alone won’t suffice to solve the global water crisis. They see themselves as playing an increasingly material role in the innovation, collaboration and delivery of investment capital needed to solve the escalating crisis. Leading voices tackle the increased role corporate water investments have in driving meaningful collective action toward a water-positive future.
- Mai-Lan Ha, Deputy Head, CEO Water Mandate, UN Global Compact
- Emilio Tenuta, SVP & CSO, Ecolab
- Vedika Bhandarkar, COO, Water.org
- Jackie VanderBrug, Head of Sustainable & Impact Investment Strategy, Bank of America
- Una Hrnjak-Hadziahmetovic, Head of Sustainability Strategy & Programs, Starbucks
Learn more and register here.
View information about past events the Pacific Institute has participated in here.