Water Governance

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NOT WAITING FOR NOAH: New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk

The Not Waiting for Noah workshop, held in Kelowna BC on April 24, 2013, was organized as a partnership between the BC Water and Waste Association’s Climate Change Committee, the Okanagan Basin Water Board, and the SFU Adaptation to Climate Change Team. This report, entitled Not Waiting for Noah: New Approaches to Assessing Flood Risk, is the result […]

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You’re Invited: Watershed 2014 Satellite Events

As you may already know, the POLIS Project is playing a lead role in organizing the upcoming forum Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia & Beyond—an event designed to support skills development and capacity-building for watershed groups, First Nations, and community watershed champions. Although registration for the event itself is already full, a number of partners […]

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Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia & Beyond

Join us at Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia and Beyond—an event designed to support skills development and capacity-building for watershed groups, First Nations, and community watershed champions. The website is now live at www.watersheds2014.ca, so please visit to register! WHEN: January 27th to 29th, 2014 WHERE: Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre, Duncan, British […]

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Webinar-Understanding B.C.’s Waterscape: The Emerging “Water Movement” and the Power of the Poll

This the first webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. It is being presented in partnership with the Canadian Freshwater Alliance with support from the Canadian Water Network. DATE: Thursday, September 26th TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) WHO: Guest speakers: […]

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2013 Columbia Basin Watershed Network Symposium: Registration opens Sept. 3rd

Participate in the 2013 Watershed Symposium: Think Like a Watershed Local government officials and employees, First Nations, academics, professionals, ENGO’s, stewardship groups, and community members are invited to participate in the 2013 Columbia Basin Watershed Network Symposium September 29th and 30th, supported by Living Lakes Canada. This year, our Symposium coincides with the Canadian Columbia […]

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Got Risk? New Tools for Communicating About Water, Climate and the Future, Sept.13th in Vancouver. Register today!

BC Water & Waste Association presents a ‘how to’ workshop on tools and methods for communicating important messages about climate change. http://bcwwa.org/component/bcwwa/?task=eventregister&event=2833

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News Media Feature ACT's Fifth Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada's Crops & Food Supply

News Media Feature ACT’s Fifth Report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply

On July 3rd, 2013, ACT released its fifth report: Climate Change Adaptation and Canada’s Crops & Food Supply. Local and national news media turned out in force to hear about ACT’s latest report and ask questions, including The Province, The Vancouver Sun, Global News, CBC National News and several radio stations. Click on the links […]

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CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on BC's Water ACT

CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on BC’s Water ACT

On May 2nd, 2013, CFAX reporter Pamela McCall interviewed ACT ED Deborah Harford (interview begins at 5 minute mark) about the modernization of BC’s Water Act, and what the incoming provincial government should consider once elected on May 13th, 2013. The Water Act was put in place in 1909, and reflects the priorities and beliefs […]

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