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Wild Weather Forecast: Tackling the "New Abnormal" in Canada's Natural Resource Sector

March 2, 2016 | 10:30 to 11:45 am

A session at the GLOBE 2016 Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business (March 2-4)
Vancouver Convention Centre (East)

Don't miss Wild Weather Forecast, an interactive session about the real-world impacts of extreme weather on Canada's natural resource sector. The Fraser Basin Council is bringing this live session to the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver.

Register for Globe today at


Because You Can't Afford Not to Know

From extreme and prolonged droughts to unprecedented intense precipitation - severe weather has become more frequent. It is the "new abnormal" in Canada and beyond. Industry, governments and communities are all grappling with this emergent source of risk, and for good reason.

The cost of severe weather due to climate change is dramatically on the rise worldwide, introducing new and elevated risks to employee safety, infrastructure, supply chains, operational continuity and social licence to operate.

Be on the Vanguard

There is good news. Leading natural resource companies, electrical utilities, professional associations, government agencies and others are taking severe weather trends more seriously as losses mount. Wild Weather Forecast is your opportunity to learn about and discuss the challenges, the latest innovations and the new collaborations, tools and knowledge needed for the future management of Canada's natural resources.  


Mary Preville, Director General
Strategic Policy and Operations Branch,
Earth Science Sector, Natural Resources Canada

Neil Freeman, Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Relations
Horizon Utilities Corporation

Sean Capstick, Principal
Golder Associates Ltd.

Megan Hanacek, Climate Adaptation Lead
Association of BC Professional Foresters

Session Leaders

Opening Remarks:
Colin Hansen
, Chair, Fraser Basin Council 

Bob Purdy, Director, External Relations & Corporate Development
Fraser Basin Council 

Register Today!

Put Globe 2016 on your calendar for March 2-4. Register at

Then be sure to join us for Wild Weather Forecast (March 2).

Also check out Climate Change Risk Management: How Accountants and Sustainability Executives are Teaming Up to Build Resiliency (March 4), hosted by the CPA.

Both sessions are possible thanks to funding from Natural Resources Canada

About Globe 2016

GLOBE is North America's largest and longest-running conference and exposition series dedicated to business innovation for the planet. Taking place every two years in Vancouver, GLOBE draws the best and brightest of the international sustainable business community, making it a fabulous forum for learning and networking.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:

BuySmart Network:

BC Rural Network:

Rethinking our Water Ways:

ReTooling for Climate Change:

Climate Action Toolkit:

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351