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Coastal and Water Publications

We have many types of resources, and we hope that we have what you are looking for!  Please let us know if we can provide you with additional information on our project areas, or other emerging issues.  We do our best to keep this list current, but if you can't find something, please drop us a line.

Reports

Mi’kma’ki Water Symposium, Sipekne’katik District, October 9-12, 2016 Summary Notes
 

Keep It in the Ground:  Impacts of Fracking in Nova Scotia by Jennifer West (2014)

Out of Control:  Nova Scotia's experience with fracking for shale gas (2013)

Adapting Atlantic Canadian Fisheries to Climate Change (2013)

Comment adapter l’industrie des pêches de la région du canada atlantique aux changements climatiques?
-January 2013

'Applied Stormwater Management' workshop participants report (Halifax).
-March 2012

Stormwater and Wastewater Management’ workshop participants report (Digby and Saint John).
-March 2012

Communicating about Coastal Erosion with Northumberland Strait Property Owners  - Executive Summary (September, 2011)

Coastal Climate Change Adaptation: An Opportunity for Nova Scotia’s Towns & Municipalities (July 2010)

Headwaters to Coasts -- Getting to Watershed Management in Nova Scotia (June 2010)

On the Rocks -- healing our dysfunctional relationship with the coast (May 2010)

Workshop: The Role of Municipalities, First Nations and Communities in Coastal Management (June 17, 2009)

Workshop: We All Share the Coast  (May 7, 2009):

On The Front Lines: Strategies for Healthy Beaches in Nova Scotia (pdf, 3 MB), Sadie Beaton, March 2009

For Our Birds. 2008.  (pdf)

Exploring Issues: Engaging Partners - Risk Assessment, Coastal Planning and Climate Change. 2008.  (pdf)

Changing Climate, Changing Coasts: Report from the June 6th 2007 Learning Circle on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Nova Scotia . June 2007. 

Six Years in the Mud. Restoring Maritime Salt Marshes: Lessons Learned and Moving forward. Proceedings of the Salt Marsh Restoration Workshop, Dartmouth NS, Feb 1-2, 2007. (Interactive CD).
(Summary available as pdf document)

Cameron, C., et al. 2000. Getting Dirty: the Why and How of Salt Marsh Restoration.  Proceedings of the Salt Marsh Restoration Workshop, Wolfville, NS, Nov 5-7, 2000. Marine Issues Committee Special Publication Number 8. Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Information sheets

- October 2016
 

Stormwater Management Brochure

-November 2012

Water Act Briefing Note

- June, 2012

Ecology Action Centre comments on Nova Scotia Coastal Strategy
-November 13th, 2011

 Coastal Climate Change Adaptation: An Opportunity for Nova Scotia’s Towns & Municipalities Factsheet

-July, 2010

Tidal Power in Nova Scotia Fact Sheet prepared by Renée Huntley
-July, 2009

Natural Resource Strategy Consultation (Coastal)

Information Sheet on EAC's Water Priorities
An information sheet in preparation for consultation about Nova Scotia’s provincial water strategy. (2008)

EAC Submission to the provincial water strategy
 

Letters and Opinion Pieces

Changements à la Loi sur la protection des eaux navigables

(Radio-Canada, January 4th 2013)

 
December 6, 2012
 
(Chronicle Herald, August 18, 2012)

Coast is clear, or should be, of unsuitable development
(Chronicle Herald, June 23, 2012)

Nova Scotia needs to show leadership on water policy
(Chronicle Herald, July 16, 2011)

An ounce of prevention: implement water strategy now
(Chronicle Herald, Thursday, Jan 27, 2011)

Bottle ban bold move
(Chronicle Herald, June 16 2010)

Clean Water Innovation and Green Jobs Only in Ontario?
(Originally published in the Chronicle Herald, March 20, 2010)

Climate Change: Reducing Risks and Costs
(Originally published in the Chronicle Herald, June 25, 2009)

Letter to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture regarding the development and implementation of a Sustainable Coastal Development strategy (January, 2009)

Protecting the Coasts: A Call for Provincial Strategy (pdf document).
(originally published in BTI, Summer/Fall 2007)

Taking a stand for the coast (originally published in the Chronicle Herald, June 26 2007)

A few things Nova Scotia can do right now for the coast (originally published in the Chronicle Herald, February 2007)

Just another day at the beach? (originally published in the Chronicle Herald, September 19, 2006)

Keeping coast clear - Plan needed to protect habitats, regulate development (August 5, 2004)

Coastlines Natural History Column

Coastal Resources

Your dream home here?
Shocking examples of bad coastal development
(September, 2009)

True Grit: A New Vision For Healthy Beaches in Nova Scotia (pdf)

Integrated coastal zone management in the Bay of Fundy: Implications for tidal power (2008)

Navigating the Maze: 2008 updated version (pdf)

Corning, Lesley. 2003. Birds of Nova Scotia Salt Marshes. Coastal Issues Committee Publication Number 2.  Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Presentations

 

"Coastal Climate Change Adaptation: An Opportunity for the Nova Scotia Towns and Municipalities": a presentation given by Jen Graham

"Climate Change Adaptation - A project drawing on the knowledge of Cheticamp": a presentation given by Scott Aucoin and Veronika Brzeski to project partners in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia on September 12th, 2011

"L'Adaptation au changement climatique - un projet tiré des connaissances chéticantaines" (only available in French): a presentation given by Scott Aucoin and Veronika Brzeski to project partners in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia on September 2nd, 2011

Climate Change and Tourism: Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Communities in Nova Scotia (2012)

Les changements climatiques et le tourisme: impacts et adaptation des communautés côtières de la Nouvelle-Écosse (2012)

Climate Change Adaptation in Chéticamp (2011-2013) School presentations:

The following are PowerPoint files which accompanied presentations given by members of the "Climate Change Adaptation in Chéticamp (2011-2013)" project, to school students.

"What is Climate Change?" by Veronika Brzeski: presentation given to 5th and 6th grade students at Baddeck Academy (Baddeck, Nova Scotia), on January 18th, 2012. 

"Le Saumon atlantique face au changement climatique" by Glen Bourgeois (only available in French): presentation given to students at École NDA school (Chéticamp, Nova Scotia) in the context of the "Océans 11" course.

"Changement Climatique"” by Jillian Baker and Veronika Brzeski; (only available in French)presentation delivered by Veronika to Grade 6 – 9 students at l'’école NDA (Chéticamp, NS) on November 8, 2012. The presentation included an introduction to climate change, discussion of projected local impacts and causes of greenhouse gas emissions in Nova Scotia, and an emphasis on options for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The presentation also involved plenty of opportunities for student interaction, including a cooperative quiz, to get students thinking about climate change, and a group sorting activity, in which students were given the task of distinguishing between climate change causes, mitigation, and adaptation.
-Climate Change Quiz
-Classification Activity - Mitigation, Adaptation, Causes

Stormwater Workshop Presentations (March, 2012)

Halifax Workshop included presentations by:

  • John Sheppard, Director, Environmental Services - Halifax Water - “Introduction to Stormwater Management in Halifax Regional Municipality” [pdf, 2.8 MB]
  • Bill Adams, Vice President – Insurance Bureau of Canada Atlantic - “The Costs and Impacts of Storm Events on Homeowners and Municipalities” [pdf, 2.2 MB]
  • Paul Morgan, Senior Planner - Halifax Regional Municipality – “Halifax Regional Municipality: Stormwater Policy and Initiatives” [pdf, 3 MB]
  • Jeff Pinhey, Engineer - ABLE Engineering - “Reducing Runoff, Restoring Recharge” [pdf, 4 MB]
  • Jiri Marsalek, Emeritus Scientist, Water Science and Technology Directorate - Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario  - “50 Years of Municipal Stormwater Management and Still Learning” [pdf, 3.5 MB]

Digby:

  • Ashley Sprague, Restoration Coordinator – Ecology Action Centre - “Introduction to Stormwater Management” [pdf, 2.5 MB]
  • Amanda Dean, Manager, Government Relations – Insurance Bureau of Canada Atlantic - “The Costs and Impacts of Storm Events on Homeowners and Municipalities” [pdf, 2.2 MB]
  • Kevin McLean, Superintendent of Public Works – Town of Annapolis Royal – “Annapolis Royal Stormwater Management Initiatives” [pdf 1.5 MB]
  • Joy Elliot, Landscape Architect - Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural – “Stormwater Best Management Practices” [pdf 1.8 MB]
  • Jen Ings, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New Brunswick – Saint John – “Pharmaceuticals in the Environment” [pdf 1.5 MB]

Saint John:

  • Ashley Sprague, Restoration Coordinator – Ecology Action Centre - “Introduction to Stormwater Management” [pdf, 2.5 MB]
  • Steve Olmstead, Manager, Government Relations – Insurance Bureau of Canada Atlantic - “The Costs and Impacts of Storm Events on Homeowners and Municipalities” [pdf, 2.2 MB]
  • Darryl Bonhower, Project Engineer – City of Moncton – “Stormwater Management Initiatives: Preparing for the Inevitable” [pdf 1.3 MB]
  • Hans Arisz, Associate Director - RV Anderson Associates Limited -  “Stormwater Best Management Practices” [pdf, 1 MB]
  • Jen Ings, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New Brunswick – Saint John – “Pharmaceuticals in the Environment” [pdf 1.5 MB]

Coastal Climate Change Adaptation: An Opportunity for Nova Scotia’s Towns & Municipalities Powerpoint presentation
-July, 2010

Presentation to Minerals Expert Panel, January 12, 2010.  Natural Resources Management Strategy, Phase II

Presentation to Parks Expert Panel, January 12, 2010.  Natural Resources Management Strategy, Phase II

Tidal Barrier Audits

Hynes, N., Bowron,T., and Duffy, M. 2005. Opportunities for salt marsh and tidal river restoration in the Southern Bight of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia. The Ecology Action Centre, Coastal, Issues Special Publication Number 4.

Hynes, N., Bowron, T., and Duffy, M. 2005. Tidal Barriers and Opportunities for Salt Marsh and Tidal River Restoration in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The Ecology Action Centre, Coastal, Issues Special Publication Number 3.

Hynes, N. 2005. Tidal Barriers Audit Summary Report: Lower Bay of Fundy. Ecology Action Centre, Coastal Issues Special Publication Number 5.

Dalton, S and Mouland, L.   2002.  Marshes, Tides and Crossings:  Colchester County Tidal Barriers Audit Report.  Coastal Issues Committee Special Publication Number 1. Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bowron, T.M. and A., Fitzpatrick.  2001. Assessment of Tidal Restrictions along Hants County’s Highway 215: Opportunities and Recommendations for Salt Marsh Restoration.   Marine Issues Committee Special Publication Number 9, Ecology Action Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Miscellaneous

Read CIC Chair Heather Avery’s account of our July 13th picnic at Martinique Beach

Reviving our Rivers. Tidal barriers, salt marshes and fish passage in the Bay of Fundy (8 page colour bulletin). The Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, N.S. 2006.

The Nova Scotia Coastal Water Trail. A Guide for Recreational Boaters (Lunenburg to Halifax). The Ecology Action Centre, N.S., July 2000

Bowron, T.M., J Graham, and M Butler. 1999. Community and Social Considerations in Salt Marsh Restoration Work in Nova Scotia.   Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ecology Action Centre's Submissions to the Environmental Assessment Board Regarding Keltic Petrochemicals Inc. Proposed LNG and Petrochemical Plant Facility.

Written Submissions (pdf format):

Presentations at the Hearings:

For copies of these publications or more information,  please contact the Coastal Issues Committee at 442-5046.

 

 

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