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Ecological Assets and Water

The projected rise in global temperatures is expected to result in intensification of the water cycle, causing more severe dry seasons and wetter rainy seasons, along with the possibility of more frequent extreme weather events.According to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the main climate change consequences related to water resources are increases in temperature, shifts in precipitation patterns and snow cover and a likely increase in the frequency of flooding and droughts.

Canada has, on average, become wetter during the last half century, with an average precipitation across the country increasing by approximately 13% (Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation, Government of Canada, 2014).

The effect of climate change on forests over different Canadian regions are expected to be multiple and complex, but rising greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, higher temperatures, changes in precipitation, flooding, drought duration and frequency will all have significant effects on tree growth. Due to climate impacts, forest ecosystems and other natural areas may experience a loss of habitat or species, encounter a variation in the frequency of invasive species, pests and disease outbreaks, or these areas may also have to manage new wildfire cycles or strength of those fires, as well as wind storm frequency and intensity.


Considerations: What natural assets are present in the area? How do these assets contribute to our quality of life? How might climate change affect our ecological assets and water? What can be done to protect and enhance these features? How can we enhance/leverage these features to help prepare for climate change?


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December 14th, 2017

Update on our LCCAP, Take our Survey & Be a #ClimateChanger to Win FREE Eco-Incentives, Project Examples from FCM's MCIP Fund, Funding & Incentives!

February 8th, 2018

Take our Survey & Win! Join us at our FREE event on Feb.22, Funding for Your Projects, & Job Alerts from SSEA!


Upcoming Events


Apr
Thursday
19
2018
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $Free

On Thursday, April 19, join SSS at the Penetanguishene Library from 3pm-5pm for a free public screening of Before the Flood!

Apr
Wednesday
25
2018
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Price: $Free
April 25, 2018 - April 25, 2018

Tay Township, Tay Public Library & SSS invite the community to a free public screening of Beyond Crisis, a 'Climate Talk', & a chance to win a rain barrel!

Apr
Thursday
26
2018
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Price: $Free
April 26, 2018 - April 26, 2018

As part of the Township of Tiny's Earth Week Activities, come on out for free food & a free screening of the doc Just Eat It, a 'Food Waste Story'.


Funding Opportunities