Webinars/Outreach

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

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.
November 2012
POLIS and the Adaptation to Climate Change Team co-hosted a webinar that explored how climate change is affecting considerations of risk and how the insurance “tool” can be used for a better resilience outcome.
October 2012
The WSP's Oliver M. Brandes appears on the Environmental Issues episode of Voice of BC, where he asked Environment Minister Terry Lake, "is it still this government's priority to update the Water Act?"

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