New Sea Level Rise Projections in British Columbia (Webinar)

2015 – Fraser Basin Council and BC Ministry of Environment

This webinar covers new projections on sea-level rise in BC based on the latest science from the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The projections incorporate global sea-level rise from glaciers and ice sheets, warming of the oceans, groundwater extraction, and impoundment of water in reservoirs, and include local factors such as vertical land motion and dynamic oceanographic changes. The projections of relative sea-level rise give a basis for considering future extreme water levels and associated flooding events.

Webinar video link is below. Presentation slides (without narration) are also available.


Thomas James, Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada

The webinar was hosted by the Fraser Basin Council in partnership with the BC Ministry of Environment, and with funding from Natural Resources Canada.

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