Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative
Organised by the New Brunswick Environmental Network

NEW DATE: March 26, 2018

Kinsmen Club, 100 Newcastle Blvd, Miramichi, NB

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How can my community get started with climate change adaptation? What climate change adaptation initiatives are underway in different parts of New Brunswick? How are we doing on our provincial adaptation goals and how can we do better?

Whether you are new to climate change adaption or an experienced practitioner, this conference is for you!

  • Current federal and provincial initiatives, including funding opportunities
  • In-depth discussion on assessing our progress, and the challenges communities face in their adaptation work
  • Building our collective capacity – where are we and where are we going?
  • Learn from experienced practitioners as they share the dos – and don’ts – of climate change adaptation
  • Concrete information on mapping, LiDAR, erosion, in-land flood risk mapping, and the new 2017 sea-level rise predictions for NB

Agenda - PDF format available here.

9:30 - 10:00 Registration
Meet & Greet 
10:00 - 10:20 Welcome & Introductions Raissa Marks, New Brunswick Environmental Network
Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
10:20-11:20    Federal & Provincial Context:
What's new in climate change adaptation?  Where are the opportunities?  What about funding?   
Jeff Hoyt, NB Department of Environment and Local Government
Sabine Dietz, Aster Group Environmental Services Co-operative
Louise Comeau, University of New Brunswick
Eddie Oldfield, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
11:20-11:30 Break
  Concurrent Sessions I
Concurrent Sessions II
11:30-11:40 Getting Started: Risk Assessment & Adaptation Planning, Sabine Dietz, Aster Group Environmental Services Co-operative  
11:40-11:55 Mapping, LiDAR & Adaptation,
Reid McLean, NB Department of Environment and Local Government
Assessing Our Progress:
How are we doing in meeting provincial adaptation goals?
11:55-12:20 2017 Report on Sea Level Rise Predictions for NB, Réal Daigle, R.J. Daigle Enviro Adaptation Planning in Communities:
What are our challenges?  How can we build capacity?  
12:20-12:40 Erosion, Rob Capozi, NB Department of Environment and Local Government
12:40-1:05 In-land Flood Risk Mapping - Challenges & Opportunities, James Bornemann, Southeast Regional Service Commission
1:05 – 1:55 Lunch
1:55 – 2:35 Education, Awareness, Capacity-Building and Research Collaboration - The path forward, Louise Comeau, University of New Brunswick 
2:35-3:35            Sharing Best Practices
Natural Infrastructure    Using nature's services to reduce inland flood risk, Adam Cheeseman, Nature NB
Protected natural areas and climate change adaptation, Roberta Clowater, Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society, New Brunswick Chapter
Flooding & Stormwater Management Addressing inland flooding in a dyke situation in downtown Sackville, Jamie Burke, Town of Sackville
Risk Assessment & Adaptation Planning  City of Bathurst Adaptation Plan, Donald McLaughlin, City of Bathurst
Adapting urban neighbourhoods, Graeme Stewart-Robertson, Atlantic Coastal Action Program Saint John (to be confirmed)
Helping municipalities improve resiliency, Eddie Oldfield, QUEST
Minimizing risks to public health, Mariane Paquet, Medical Officer of Health - North Region
Impacts of Climate Change Climate Impact Atlas, Donald Killorn, Eastern Charlotte Waterways
Mental health and climate change, Louise Comeau, University of New Brunswick
Engaging the local community   Working with communities in the Acadian Peninsula, Mélanie Aubé, Institut de recherche sur les zones côtières
Actions to reduce flooding on an individual level, Amanda Marlin, EOS Eco-Energy
Developing climate change communications materials, Brenda Kelley, Bathurst Sustainable Development (to be confirmed)
3:35-3:50 Bringing it all Together Sabine Dietz, Aster Group Environmental Services Co-operative
3:50-4:00 Wrap-up

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Prêt à l’action: S’adapter aux changements climatiques au N.-B.