Tuesday, April 16, 2019

ICCA Report - Water on the Rise: Protecting Canadian Homes from the Growing Threat of Flooding

ICCA report cover

Report identifies cost-effective ways homeowners can protect themselves from the top climate change cost in Canada – basement flooding

With the right information and often for less than $250, homeowners can protect themselves from the increasing risks of basement floods, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

IC3 Member, Blair Feltmate, joins Climate Panel on CBC's The National

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Climate change and a path forward for Canada

IC3's member and head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, Blair Feltmate, discusses climate change in Canada on CBC's The National. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

University of Waterloo ranks top 5 in climate action

SDG 13 logo

Ranked among more than 250 universities from 58 countries, the University of Waterloo has been ranked fifth in its commitments to climate action, one of  the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 13, climate action, acknowledges the university's research on climate change as well as their energy use and current mitigation measures. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

IC3 Member, Jason Thistlethwaite, on The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Jason Thistlethwaite

Burnout and Despair: Studying the Climate

IC3 Member, Jason Thistlethwaite, joins fellow climate scientists on The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss the psychological impacts of studying climate change. Jason shares his expert opinion on the emotional toll of climate change research, the solutions to mitigate climate anxiety, and how to cope and feel empowered to take action.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Changing Together - MCC Students Reflect on COP24

COP24 mural

In December 2018, IC3 and the Univeristy of Waterloo sent six students to the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (“COP24”) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP24 was held in Katowice, Poland, bringing togeher international leaders to discuss climate change and the next steps in implementing the Paris Agreement.

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Great Canoe Journey - Waterlution

Great Canoe Journey logo

The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change is pleased to be a sponsor for Waterlution's program, the Great Canoe Journey.  

Waterlution’s purpose is to inspire pattern-making and pattern-breaking change towards a healthy and sustainable relationship with water.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

IPCC Climate Change Report

IPCC Special Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C. The IPCC, a group of scientists convened by the United Nations to guide world leaders, explores the detrimental impacts of climate change on the world, such as food shortages, increase in wildfires and a mass die-off of coral reefs, which could take place as soon as 2040.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

UNFCCC Climate Negotiations "COP24"

COP24 poster

Apply today for the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations "COP24" in Katowice, Poland

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stephen Déry Seminar - October 3rd, 2018

Stephen Déry

Join us October 3rd, 2018 at 11:00am (EV3-4412) for a seminar with Dr. Stephen Déry from the University of Nothern British Columbia. 

Title: Changing Northern Hemisphere snow conditions and their impacts to the snow hydrology of the Western Cordillera’s rivers 

Speaker: Stephen J. Déry​

Monday, June 11, 2018

After the Flood – The Impact of Climate Change on Mental Health and Lost Time from Work

After the flood

Of all extreme weather events in Canada, flooding is currently the costliest, causing millions of dollars in property damage. Nonetheless, the impact of basement flooding on the mental health and lost time from work of impacted homeowners has been only superficially explored, until now.

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