Water Governance

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Globe 2014: Vancouver International Forum on Business and the Environment Vancouver Convention Centre, March 26 – 28, 2014

6 Days Left to Save $300. Register by March 4th! ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is moderating a session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World on March 27th. The 30 Day Countdown GLOBE 2014 launches in one month. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain access to the world’s greatest minds around the […]

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B.C. study: strong public support for new water protection laws

87% say local communities should have a greater say in decisions affecting fresh water FEBRUARY 26, 2014, Vancouver, B.C. – A public opinion study released today by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Vancouver Foundation found that only 38 per cent of respondents say that current water use in their region is sustainable. Three in four British […]

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Evergreen Urban Watersheds Forum March 21 & 22, 2014

Evergreen, as part of the watershed education and restoration program Uncover Your Creeks, is hosting an Urban Watersheds Forum on March 21 and 22.  The Forum will bring together watershed champions from diverse perspectives – industry, academia, First Nations, government and non-profit – to explore how we can take leadership in watershed management and stewardship at the community […]

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Info Seminar/Webinar: Water Sustainability Act (Vancouver)

Feb. 19, 2-4:00pm at the Vancouver, SFU Segal School of Business Cost: $59.00 / $89.00 (member / non-member) – Special online registration rate. Is your organization prepared for the new Water Sustainability Act legislation? The Water Sustainability Act will bring many changes to the industry – how will this impact the work of water practitioners? Are you prepared […]

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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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