RRU funded to lead $2-million climate change adaptation project

Submitted by Magaly Palacios | published 21st Sep 2019 | last updated 6th Jul 2020
Adapting to Climate Change

Climate Adaptation

On March 6, 2019, Royal Roads University published an article about the Adapatation Learning Network, a partnership between the ResiliencebyDesign Lab at Royal Roads University, the BC Climate Action Secretariat and Natural Resources Canada. 

Here is an excerpt: 

"It’s a summer morning in British Columbia. You turn on the tap for a drink, but there’s no water for another 30 minutes. Severe drought has forced water restrictions. On your commute, the bike trail is packed despite an air quality warning. You worry it may be too smoggy to bike home. You cancel camping plans as wildfires have forced park closures.

Professionals in BC who care for the province’s infrastructure and resources are preparing for climate change’s consequences, but what further training do they need to meet the challenge?

A $2-million project, led by Royal Roads University’s ResiliencebyDesign (RbD) Lab and including a range of BC professionals and post-secondary institutions, will explore those needs  and design training to address them, thanks to funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Building Regional Adaptation Capacity and Expertise (BRACE) program. BRACE is working with provinces to support training activities that increase the ability of organizations, professionals, businesses and communities to adapt and accelerate their climate resilience.

Adaptation Learning Network is a partnership between the RbD Lab and the BC Climate Action Secretariat, with the BRACE program committing almost $1 million to the project". Read the full story on Royal Roads University website