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Project Research Components

Vulnerability Assessment of Rural Communities
Analysis of Water Conflicts and Institutions
Historical Study of Institutional Adaptation
Analysis of Environmental Vulnerabilities
Assessment of Formal Institutions
Climate Change Scenarios
Geospatial Data

Public Presentations
  • A Comparative Study of Institutional Adaptive Capacity: South Saskatchewan River Basin, Canada, and Elqui River Basin, Northern Chile, May 4-7, 2005, Montréal, Québec
  • H. Diaz and D. Gauthier, "Adaptive Capacity for the South Saskatchewan River Basin," workshop organized by C-CIARN Agriculture and the Global Environmental Change, February 17, 2005, Edmonton, Alberta.
  • D. Sauchyn, "Climate Change Impacts on Prairies Region," Climate Change Adaptation and Canadian Agriculture: Impacts And Capacity, February 17, 2005, Edmonton, Alberta.
  • D. Sauchyn, "What is Climate Change?" Agency Chiefs Tribal Council, Climate Change, Alternative & Renewable Energy Conference, March 1, 2005, Saskatoon.
  • D. Sauchyn, "What's With the Weather? The Controversy of Climate Change," QUEST: North Conference, March 4-5, 2005, Winnipeg.
  • D. Gauthier, "Participatory stakeholder participation processes." Presentation to the national workshop on Assessing Biodiversity on Agricultural Lands, March 7-8, 2005, Delta Airport West Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.
  • D. Sauchyn, "Reconstructing Alberta's climate from tree-rings for the past 500 years," Alberta Geological Survey, March 14, 2005.
  • H. Zavala and E. Mall, "Hydrological Budget in Semi-Arid Mountainous River Basins in Coquimbo Region, Chile, under Climatic Change Conditions, "International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Foz de Iguazu, Brazil, April 3, 2005.
Presentations to Stakeholders
  • Reyes, B. “Adaptation o Mitigation?", Presentation to the Seminar Cambio Climatico, Desastres y Adaptacion, Universidad ARCIS, December 4, 2005. (Power Point, PDF)
  • Fiebig-Wittmaack, M. “La influencia del embalse Puclaro sobre el clima local”, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, La Serena, June 2005.
  • Reyes, B. Presentation to the “National Seminar on Disasters and Climate Change: Global Climate Change Citizenship,” organized by CONAMA, Universidad Bolivariana, Universidad C. Silva Enriquez, April 2005.
  • Reyes, B. Presentation to regional seminar “Global Climate Change and Local Renewable Resources,” Ovalle, region de Coquimbo, Chile, May 6, 2005. Organized by Ovalle City Council, May 2005.
  • Reyes, B. Presentation of Overview of the SSHRC MCRI Project on Institutional Adaptations to Climate Change on the “National Self-evaluation and Consultative Workshop for the Second National Communication on Climate Change,” organized by the national Commission on Climate Change and UNDP, September 2005.
  • Salas, S. “Vulnerabilidad, Cambio Climatico y Desertificación,” Seminario Cambio Climatico, Ovalle, Chile, May 6 and 7, 2005.
  • Sauchyn, Dave, Harry Diaz, Jorge Cepeda and Melita Fiebig. “Comparing Human-Climate Interactions between Dryland River Basins in Western Canada and Northern Chile.” 2nd Southern Deserts Conference, Human-Environment Interactions in Southern Hemisphere Deserts: Past, Present and Future, Arica, Chile, October 10–14, 2005. (Power Point, PDF)
  • Sauchyn, D.J. “Water, Drought and Climate Change: The Long View.” International Waters Association, Watershed Conference 2005, September 13–15, 2005, Calgary, Alberta. Keynote Speaker. (Power Point, PDF)
  • Sauchyn, D.J. Alberta Vulnerability Assessment Project— Climate and Biophysical Scenario Overview. Vulnerability Assessment—Social/Economic Workshop, University of Alberta, May 26, 2005. Invited.
Media Releases
  • Diaz, H., Radio Interview—CJTR Community Radio, July 11, 2005.
  • Patino, L., Faculty of Arts, the University of Regina. Autumn 2005. Researching climate change: students groomed for leadership. Art Beats Newsletter 3 (1): 6.
  • Sauchyn, D., Contributed to “Fire and Ice” (Extreme Weather documentary), CBC Newsworld, broadcast several times during October 2005.
  • Sauchyn, D., Commentary on climate change impacts on water supplies, CBC Radio International, November 18, 2005.
  • Smit, B., radio interview, CBC Radio “The Current,” June 20, 2005.
  • Smit, B., radio interview, The Weather Network (television), May 6, 2005.
  • Smit, B., radio interview, CBC “The National” (television), December 1, 2005.
  • Smit, B., press interview, featured in Guelph Mercury, December 7, 2005.
  • S. Salas, ULS develops a new project to battle desertification. Tiempo Journal. March 2004.
  • D. Sauchyn, “Alberta, Chile and Climate Change,” Innovation Alberta (, July 15, 2004.
  • S. Salas, Against Desertification—New Project. Special Edition. Diario el Dia. Lunes 28 de Junio 2004.
  • D. Sauchyn, CBC Newsworld Documentary on Canadian weather disasters, October 18, 2004.
  • H. Diaz, Radio Interview, Radio Canada International, June 7, 2004.
  • A. Rojas, “A Thirst for Water Research,” Reach Out, a publication of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at UBC, Summer/Fall 2004 (A. Rojas)
  • “Canada and the World Map,” Canadian Geographic, November–December, 2004, Vol. 124, No. 6.
  • M. Fiebig, Interview at the TVN (Televisión Nacional de Chile) about climate change evidence in the Coquimbo Region, January 2005.
  • D. Sauchyn, CTV—Canada Weekend, January 18, 2005.
  • H. Diaz, University of Regina Update Publication, Leader-Post, Regina, February 3, 2005.
  • D. Sauchyn, CTV Farmgate, April 2, 2005.

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