CCAC Conf20Integrating Nature in Adapting to a Changing Climate
Annual Conference of the New Brunswick Climate Change Adaptation Collaborative,
in partnership with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies

Nature-based solutions to climate impacts are cutting edge ways to adapt to climate change. Keys to understanding these approaches include not only the technical aspects, but the financial implications as well as the relationships between stakeholders in infrastructure maintenance and adaptation.


If you are interested in exploring nature-based approaches and how best to present these options, this is the conference for you -- the municipal planners, building contractors, developers, engineers and NGOs working on climate adaptation.  

Highlights:
  • Keynote Speaker: Deborah Harford, ACT Simon Fraser University, expert on effective adaptation strategies at all levels of government
  • How project leaders are using nature-based approaches
  • The economic case for moving towards nature-based approaches 
  • Overcoming obstacles to adapting with nature from several perspectives
  • Making nature more effective in adapting to climate change
  • Working together to build resilient, greener communities
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Agenda (Subject to Change)

DAY ONE 
TimeSession TitleSpeaker
12:30 Registration & Networking
13:00 Welcome & Introduction Tim Murphy &
Zaheera Denath,
New Brunswick Environmental Network
13:15 Indigenous Welcome TBA
13:45 Keynote Presentation: Low Carbon Resilience: Integrated Climate Action for 21st Century Decision Making  Deborah Harford,
Executive Director, ACT Simon Fraser University
14:30 BREAK
14:40 Nature-Based Approaches 101 Adam Cheeseman,
Director of Conservation, Nature NB
15:00 Video: Moncton Naturalised Stormwater Pond Elaine Aucoin,
Director of Environmental Planning and Management, City of Moncton
Video: Dieppe Naturalised Stormwater Pond Serge Dupuis,
P.Eng, Université de Moncton
Video: Lorne Street Stormwater Mitigation Project (Sackville) Jamie Burke,
CAO & Dwayne Acton, P.Eng.
15:21 BREAK
15:31 Making the Economic Case for Nature-Based Approaches Michelle Molnar,
Environmental Economist and Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation
16:01 Video: Municipal Natural Assets Initiative Valuation Project: Riverview James Bornemann,
Geomatics Manager, NB SE Regional Service Commission
Video: Belcher St Marsh Project: Managed Dyke Realignment in the Bay of Fundy Region Kirsten Ellis,
Coastal Adaptation Specialist, CBWES
16:15 Day's Closing Remarks
16:30 Log Off




DAY TWO
TimeSession TitleSpeaker
12:30 Connecting & Networking 
13:00 Welcome Back  Tim Murphy & Zaheera Denath,
New Brunswick Environmental Network
13:15 Engineering aspects of nature-based shorelines - a case study at Fundy National Park Vincent Leys,  
CBCL Limited
 
13:30 Video: Shediac Municipal Garage Bioswale Project Jolyne Hébert,
Project Manager, Shediac Bay Watershed Association
13:37 BREAK
13:47 Panel Discussion: Overcoming Obstacles to Using Nature-Based Approaches Moderator: 
Sabine Dietz,
Biologist, Environmental & Climate Change Adaptation Consultant, Aster Group

Panelists: 

Jamie Burke,
CAO, Town of Sackville
Kirsten Ellis,
Coastal Adaptation Specialist,  CBWES
Sean Lee,
Manager of Engineering, City of Fredericton
Simon Mitchell,
VP Resilient Habitats, World Wildlife Fund
Adrian Prado,
Territorial analyst – Research and Sustainable Development, NWRSC
14:47 Video: Nicholas Beach Natural Dune Restoration John Dallaire &
Kim Tretheway
Nicholas Beach Dune Restoration Prevention Committee
14:54 Video: Hybrid Dune Restoration Project Robert Capozi,
Director of Adaptation, NB Department of Environment & Local Governmente Moncton
15:06 BREAK
15:16 Workshop: Regionalizing Nature-based Solutions for Low Carbon Resilience Deborah Harford,
Executive Director, ACT Simon Fraser University
Sabine Dietz,
Biologist, Environmental & Climate Change Adaptation Consultant, Aster Group
Workshop: Creating a Natural Asset Inventory for Municipal Asset Management   James Bornemann, SE Regional Service Commission
Roland Chiasson, Biologist, Environmental & Climate Change Adaptation Consultant, Aster Group
Workshop: How to Utilize a Community of Practice to Advance Dialogue on Natural Infrastructure Surabhi Sheth, BRACE Program Coordinator, New Brunswick Environmental Network (BRACE)
Adam Cheeseman, Director of Conservation, Nature NB
16:16 Closing Remarks
16:30 Log Off


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