Presentation Abstract

Sea level rise is a new challenge facing coastal communities in British Columbia. Uncertainty around how much sea levels will rise, when and what impacts this will have on any given community make adaptation a challenge. Since the release its Climate Action Plan in 2008 the government of British Columbia has developed a suite of information and tools to support coastal managers to respond to this new challenge by pursuing adaptation and building community resilience. This talk will provide an overview of BC’s progress to date and highlight specific tools, such as the Sea Level Rise primer released in 2013. This talk is part of Session #96 - Technical Tools to Support Sea Level Rise Adaptation in the Salish Sea.

Session Title

Session S-04H: Technical Tools to Support Sea Level Rise Adaptation in the Salish Sea

Conference Track

Shorelines

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

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Event

Start Date

1-5-2014 8:30 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

Location

Room 607

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British Columbia's approach for managing sea level rise

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Sea level rise is a new challenge facing coastal communities in British Columbia. Uncertainty around how much sea levels will rise, when and what impacts this will have on any given community make adaptation a challenge. Since the release its Climate Action Plan in 2008 the government of British Columbia has developed a suite of information and tools to support coastal managers to respond to this new challenge by pursuing adaptation and building community resilience. This talk will provide an overview of BC’s progress to date and highlight specific tools, such as the Sea Level Rise primer released in 2013. This talk is part of Session #96 - Technical Tools to Support Sea Level Rise Adaptation in the Salish Sea.