Webinars/Outreach

The Water Sustainability Project team continues to emphasize a strategic public policy advocacy role and is communicating project research widely.

May 2015
In a recording of the WSP's May 2015 webinar, the speakers present a range of financial mechanisms and models that could be used to support collaborative approaches to watershed governance.
March 2015
In a recording of the WSP's March 2015 webinar, the speakers discuss a recent California groundwater law reform and explore lessons that could be offered for the British Columbia context under B.C.’s new Water Sustainability Act.
December 2014
In a recording of the WSP's December 2014 webinar, the speakers discuss the critical need for and importance of aboriginal co-governance of water and watersheds.
September 2014
On September 25th, the WSP partnered with the University of Victoria's Faculty of Law and Centre for Global Studies to host a panel discussion on the Supreme Court of Canada decision Tsilhqot’in Nation v B.C.
September 2014
In this webinar, the speakers explore current issues regarding water and governance in British Columbia and focus on a number of “winning conditions” needed to move towards a more sophisticated approach to watershed governance, grounded in the context of B.C.’s new Water Sustainability Act. 
June 2014
In this webinar, researcher Ryan Plummer explores the concept of "resilience thinking," while Canadian Water Network's Simon Courtenay describes regional cumulative effects monitoring projects.
June 2014
On May 29th, 2014, the WSP's Oliver M. Brandes gave the keynote “Fresh Thinking on our Water Future: Lessons from Law & Governance Reform” at the Environmental Studies Association of Canada: Congress 2014, held in St. Catharines, Ontario.
April 2014
The WSP's Natasha Overduin and Oliver M. Brandes presented at a webinar hosted by the Columbia Basin Watershed Network on watershed governance in the region.
January 2014
In this webinar, consultant David Rapport discusses the global water crisis and where we are, where we’re heading, and what me might do to address critically important water issues.
December 2013
In this webinar, policy analyst Ben Parfitt and lawyer James Tate explore some complex issues surrounding projected increases in industrial water use in northeast B.C. and how the management and oversight of water use may be impacted by proposed changes to provincial water legislation.

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