Planning Guides

The resources in this database provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.

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Getting Climate Adaptation Tools Out There: A Workshop Process Guide

Okanagan Basin Water Board
Published: 2012
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The guide addresses the gap between climate change adaptation tool development and use by planning professionals.  The Okanagan Basin Water Board held a series of four workshops designed to disseminate adaptation planning tools to local practitioners. This guide provides process support to professionals wishing to host similar workshops. 
The guide covers six phases of workshop planning and coordination:
  1. Identify a training need
  2. Develop budget and secure funding
  3. Plan workshop
  4. Advertise and register participants
  5. Run workshop
  6. Post-workshop evaluation and information dissemination
For each phase, the guide outlines key considerations and tips to assist the workshop facilitator.  A “checklist for workshop coordinators” provides a useful summary of key tasks, while Resources and References sections provide links to additional information.
Subject Areas:
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Community Energy and Emissions Plan
  • Drought Management Plan
  • Flood Management Plan
  • Official Community Plan
  • Regional Growth Strategy
  • Stormwater/Rainwater Management Plan/Program
  • Sustainability Plan
  • Water Conservation Plan/Program
  • Wildfire Protection Plan
  • Background Information
  • Checklists
  • List of Resources
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