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 River Inter tribal Fisheries Commission’s Columbia Salmon Festival September 28th.

The theme of this years Symposium, “Think Like a Watershed” will get participants to consider watershed management from a holistic watershed perspective. Please join us at this important event as we begin to forge a new age of water governance in the Columbia Basin.

Columbia Basin Salmon Festival

“The River We Had, The River We Have and the River We Want”    

WHEN September 28, 2013 11AM – 4PM

WHERE Kinsmen Beach, Invermere

The 3rd annual Columbia Salmon Festival celebrates the history of the salmon that once migrated to the headwaters. Learn about the cultural significance, the challenges and the prospects of restoring salmon to the Columbia Basin. Festival activities include Columbia Basin First Nations cultural showcases of art, entertainment and food.

Watershed Symposium Think Like a Watershed

WHEN September 29- 30, 2013

WHERE Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

On Saturday September 28 at 6:00 p.m. a Salmon Feast and keynote address by John Ralston Saul, Canadian author of “A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada”, will close the Festival and kick off the 2013 Watershed Symposium. John will speak about how we as Canadians are shaped by aboriginal culture in the context of understanding the past to build the future. The Symposium will provide an opportunity to build cross-cultural dialogue on watershed governance through the applied lens of First Nations leadership, climate change, and watershed and ecosystem processes. Through a series of panels and facilitated round table discussions, the Symposium will explore what models of watershed governance might be appropriate for the Columbia Basin.

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