To Catch a Falling Sky

The Faculty of Environment and the Pacific Water Research Centre in cooperation with Science World are pleased to introduce the "To Catch a Falling Sky" conversation series exploring challenges and solutions for water, energy and food resources.

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Re-thinking Green Infrastructure for Tomorrow's Cities

September 26, 2019

An exploration of urban innovations using green infrastructure with Melina Scholefield (Manager of Green Infrastructure, City of Vancouver), Sacha Stolp (Director of Innovation, Engineering Dept., City of Amsterdam, NL),Rosey Jencks (Vice President, Brown and Caldwell, California, USA) and Dirk van Peijpe (Urban Designer, De Urbanisten, Amsterdam, NL).

A video recording on this event will be made available on October 10th.

Mitigations, Adaptations and Strategies for a Low Carbon Resilient Future

May 09, 2019

A discussion exploring climate mitigation strategies for B.C with Deborah Carson (Staff Lawyer West Coast Environmental Law), Matt Horne (Climate Policy Manager, City of Vancouver) and Deborah Harford (Executive Director, ACT, Simon Fraser University)

Sustainable First Nations' Futures

March 07, 2019


In a discussion moderated by by Emilee Gilpin (a reporter with the National Observer), Dr. Cliff Atleo (a Tsimshian and Nuu-chah-nulth scholar at SFU) will share his ideas on governance followed by dialogue with Judith Sayers (President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council) and Dara Kelly (a Leq'a':mel scholar at SFU.


Climate of Change

November 01, 2018


A discussion exploring practical climate mitigation and adaptation strategies for BC. with the Honorable George Heyman, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Strategy. With Tim Barton, Senior Transit Planning Engineer City of Vancouver, and Jens Wieting, Senior Forest and Climate Campaigner Sierra Club BC.