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Monday June 20, 2016
Start: 3:30 pm

SEMINAR NOTICE

Title: Adapting to Climate Change in Saskatchewan

Speaker: Dr. David Hanly, SaskPower Consultant – Strategic Corporate Development, Resource Planning

Time: June 20, 3:30 PM

Place: 210 – 2 Research Drive

RSVP: Jocelyn.Crivea@uregina.ca

Abstract

Saskatchewan’s climate has changed over the past 50 to 100 years and is expected to continue to change for the next 50 to 100 years due to elevated greenhouse gas levels.  The impacts are not just in terms of average temperature and precipitation levels but also changes in the strength and frequency of extreme events such as hot days, storms, and drought.   Saskatchewan’s energy infrastructure is strongly influenced by weather and climate from the need to meet peak demand for electricity during hot days in the summer to droughts which limit cooling water supply and reduce hydro power to flooding of oil wells during extended periods of high precipitation.  Modelling which projects shifts in future climate in Saskatchewan can be used to inform decisions on investment in energy infrastructure to reduce impacts from climate change.   Results from climate models project rising average temperature of 2 – 3 degrees by mid-century, with on average drier conditions in the south and wetter in north with greater variability of weather leading to greater frequency and severity of drought and an increase in extreme heat days.

Friday July 01, 2016
Start: 3:00 pm

District of Katepwa is very excited to be part of a program called Love Your Lake.

Love Your Lake is a shoreline assessment and stewardship program developed by Watersheds Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. We will be working with Lower Qu'Appelle Watershed Stewards, Agricultural and Ag Food Canada and U and K Greenhouses to deliver this program to Katepwa Lake.

Natural shorelines are extremely beneficial as they act as filters helping to reduce pollutants that enter lakes, help to protect against erosion and provide vital habitat for birds, mammals and fish. But our actions, sometimes unknowingly, can have a huge impact on this delicate interface. Love Your Lake will recommend simple, yet meaningful, actions specific to each property that shoreline property owners can implement.

We are looking forward to delivering this program this summer would like to invite you to a ribbon opening on Friday, July 1 at 3pm at the Katepwa Point Provincial Park.

Sincerely

Mayor Rick Pattison

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