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CRI Welcomes New Administrative Coordinator

Feb 16 2018

CRI is pleased to announce that Sherry McCoy has joined the CRI Corporate team as our new Administrative Coordinator. Reporting to the Director, Sherry will be supporting the Executive Committee to execute the day-to-day operations of the organization.

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CRI celebrates Word Wetlands Day

Feb 02 2018

In celebration of World Wetlands Day 2018, we are profiling CRI research on river floodplains to draw attention to the perilous state of the world's river floodplains, currently the most threatened of river habitats. In addition to their importance as reservoirs of biodiversity, floodplains are also key sources of ecosystem services, including food security for Indigenous peoples living across Can

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They Be Dammed: Advancing the science on dam renewal.

Jan 09 2018

By Anne Levesque and Gordon Yamazaki

There are tens of thousands of large hydro dams in North America, built in the 1940s and 50s, that are nearing the end of their service lives. Governments and power utilities are faced with bigcost decisions about what to do with these dams in the future.

Should they be rebuilt, refurbished, or decommissioned so the river returns to a natural state?...

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Canada’s Chief Science Advisor meets with CRI

Dec 22 2017

CRI Management Board truly appreciated Dr. Mona Nemer, the federal government's newly-appointed Chief Science Advisor, dropping by the CRI Management Board meeting last Friday, Dec. 15 in Ottawa.

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Advancing Canada’s Scientific Understanding of Cumulative Impact Assessment

Dec 13 2017

There is growing agreement in Canada that protecting the environment and sustaining its structure and functions requires thinking about, planning, and managing all of our activities together within a particular geography in a more coordinated fashion.

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