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Watershed Status Evaluation: An Assessment of 71 Watersheds meeting BC’s Fisheries sensitive Watershed Criteria

This pilot project assessed the watershed indicator risk status of 71 watersheds across most of British Columbia’s natural resource regions. Measured values for as many as nine habitat indicators within surveyed watersheds were compared to indicator benchmarks to assess risk status for each FSW (i.e., GIS-derived watershed values relative to indicator benchmarks). The defined […]

July 23rd, 2015|ESSA News

Surface Water Allocation in a Changing Climate: Data Gaps, Needs, and Priorities

The BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations recently released a report led by ESSA that helps identify and prioritize data and modelling needs to support water allocation decisions in a changing climate. The report and executive summary can be found here:

Surface Water Allocation in a Changing Climate: Data Gaps, Needs, and […]

July 9th, 2015|ESSA News

ESSA Supporting Climate-Informed EIA and Assessing Climate Vulnerability in El Salvador

ESSA  Technologies  Ltd.  has  been  retained  by  the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)  to  provide  technical  assistance  to  the  Government  of El Salvador on climate-compatible development. Together with our partners WESA-BluMetric Environmental Inc., the ESSA-led team will support the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) of El Salvador to meet two key […]

June 10th, 2015|ESSA News

NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH – IFC Good Practice Handbook on Cumulative Impact Assessment & Management

The Good Practice Handbook developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in collaboration with ESSA, to assist private sector companies in emerging markets assess cumulative impacts and guide them in the design and implementation of measures to manage these impacts, is now available in Spanish on the IFC website.

El Manual de Buena Práctica “Evaluación y Gestión […]

June 9th, 2015|ESSA News

Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems

 
ESSA’s most experienced adaptive management practitioners have written a chapter on Adaptive Management Today: A Practitioners’ Perspective in a book entitled Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems , now available via the Springer website:

Adaptive Management Today: A Practitioners’ Perspective

Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems

 

 

 

February 17th, 2015|ESSA News

Reflections on child-centered climate change adaptation in Southeast Asia

Children are often more vulnerable to impacts of climate change than adults. How can we generate recommendations for scaling (child-centred) climate change adaptation/resilience programming? ESSA’s senior climate change specialist Jimena Eyzaguirre worked with Plan International to evaluate a pilot project (4CA) in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) on child-centred climate change adaptation. […]

February 5th, 2015|ESSA News

Principles for Designing Environmental Monitoring Triggers

Designing effective monitoring programs can be a significant challenge. Monitoring programs need to consider three types of protection, protection from: 1) “finding” an effect that is not real (false positive – type I statistical error); 2) from missing a real effect (false negative – type II statistical error); and from 3) pursuing an effect […]

January 19th, 2015|ESSA News

Welcome to our new website!

The great thing about having been around ESSA for 34 of our 35 years is that I have seen us grow in so many different ways – the talented people who have been attracted to ESSA’s mission, the visionary clients who have chosen to work with us (and who have taught us so much), and […]

August 14th, 2014|ESSA News
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    ESSA and The Nature Conservancy present lessons of Ecological Flows Tool to Delta Independent Science Board – advocate greater ecological flexibility

ESSA and The Nature Conservancy present lessons of Ecological Flows Tool to Delta Independent Science Board – advocate greater ecological flexibility

Sacramento: Clint Alexander, ESSA’s lead scientist for ecological water resources and Ryan Luster, Sacramento River Project Director for The Nature Conservancy California (TNC), were invited to make a presentation to the Delta Stewardship Council’s Independent Science Board, to update the Board on the ten year legacy and lessons of the creation and use of […]

August 1st, 2014|ESSA News
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    British Columbia Ministry of Environment released report on Kitimat Airshed Emissions Effects Assessment

British Columbia Ministry of Environment released report on Kitimat Airshed Emissions Effects Assessment

Vancouver: David Marmorek, ESSA’s President, assisted BC Minister of Environment Ms. Mary Polak in answering questions on the Kitimat Airshed study, which was led by ESSA and released to the public on July 18, 2014. Collaborating scientists on the study included Trinity Consultants, Risk Sciences International, Trent University, and Dr. John Laurence. For more […]

July 23rd, 2014|ESSA News