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Changing Climate Building Resilience Workshop
By Shane Robins

Changing Climate Building Resilience

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

Keystone Centre
Brandon Avenue
1175 18th St #1
Brandon, MB R7A 7C5

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Workshop Facilitator: Gavin Van der Linde, Eco-West Canada

8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:15

Opening Session

Words of Welcome

9:15 – 10:30

Learning from Existing Projects


Topic: Agriculture and climate resiliency

Presenter: Ryan Canart, Manager Upper Assiniboine Conservation District


Topic: Climate-resilient investment planning based on multifunctional retention storage

Presenters:Hank Venema, IISD, Prairie Climate Centre-Case Study

                 Jeff McConnell, Mayor of Virden


Topic: Integrating climate change risk assessment into the asset management framework

Presenter: Shoni Madden, Urban Systems – Winnipeg


Topic: Water retention strategies of the Pembina Valley Conservation DistrictPresenter: Cliff Greenfield, Conservation District

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:00

Resiliency through Land Use and Watershed Planning


Topic: Incorporating Climate Change Considerations into Water Retention/storage and Watershed Management Plans

Presenter: Sharla Dillabough, Manitoba Sustainable Development

on Distributed Water Storage Project and Manitoba Drought Strategy


Topic: Integrating climate resiliency/preparedness into the land use planning process

Presenter: To be confirmed

12:00 – 1:00


1:15 – 3:00

Café Style Round Table Discussion

An opportunity to sit in on three discussions in the afternoon, each led by skilled facilitator.

1.       Preparing for flooding and drought through storage, retention and green infrastructure

2.       Addressing urban storm water management, waste water issues

3.       Climate vulnerability and risk planning 101- determining your local/regional risks

4.       Capacity building and training needs to integrate into watershed and municipal planning frameworks

5.       How development plans, zoning and bylaws can help with climate resiliency

3:00 – 3:15


3:15 – 3:45

Funding Opportunities


Topic: Partners for Climate Protection Program and the FCM’s Funding Opportunities

Presenter: Dany Robidoux, Executive Director Eco-West Canada, FCM Prairie Regional Facilitator

3:45 – 4:00

Closing remarks

Reflections of the Day


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