Webinars/Outreach

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

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.
November 2013
In this webinar excerpt, consultant Tim Morris discusses B.C.’s emerging “water movement” and how B.C. can reach its potential to become a global leader in freshwater protection and sustainability.
June 2013
Drawing on case studies from around the world—including the Whanganui River in New Zealand—this webinar explores the importance of rights of waterways, progress that has been made, and challenges that lie ahead.
April 2013
The WSP's Ben Parfitt and Deborah Harford (Adaptation to Climate Change Team, Simon Fraser University) were guests on Voice of BC, discussing key issues that the government should be looking at as it moves forward with any new Water Act.
April 2013
In this webinar, the guest speakers discuss how our historic reliance on individual “rights” to water is often at odds with the on-the-ground responses of licence holders to water scarcity, focusing on the gap between on-the-ground practice and legal concept in theory.
March 2013
In this webinar, three contributing authors of the new book "Maintaining Natural BC for Our Children: Selected Law Reform Proposals" explore specific recommendations for changing B.C.’s environmental laws.
February 2013
On February 19th, 2013, the WSP partnered with the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) to host the webinar "The Climate Resilience Gap: A Global Insurer's Perspective."
February 2013
This webinar looks at challenges and opportunities for building resilience within watersheds. It focuses on the importance of global networks for driving new innovation processes and improving resilience.
December 2012
The “Coffee & Co-Creation Discussion Series” is an initiative of the WSP and the Water, Innovation, and Global Governance (WIGG) Lab, based at the University of Victoria. The first event looked at water governance in the Columbia & Great Lakes.

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