Webinar—Understanding B.C.’s Waterscape: The Emerging “Water Movement” & the Power of the Poll
Webinar Date and Time
Thursday, September 26th, 2013
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET)
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This is 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.
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What exactly does the average person think about water in Canada? And what does this mean for freshwater sustainability in British Columbia? Over the past two years, the Canadian Freshwater Alliance has been working with pollster Angus McAllister to undertake opinion research on public attitudes on freshwater protection in Canada. This has involved a series of focus groups in B.C., as well as a nationwide public opinion survey. In this webinar, Angus will share findings from his research, and outcomes from this latest poll. These findings point to important lessons for groups and organizations working on freshwater protection that want to better engage the public in critical conversations and action. Consultant Tim Morris—co-author of the new POLIS/REFBC report The State of the Water Movement in British Columbia—will then discuss B.C.’s emerging on-the-ground “water movement” and how leadership for freshwater protection can be strengthened to help British Columbia reach its potential to become a global leader in freshwater protection and sustainability.
Angus McAllister, Principal, Fathom6 Strategies
Tim Morris, Principal, Tim Morris Consulting & Co-Author, The State of the Water Movement in British Columbia
Pre-Webinar Reading Material
The State of the Water Movement in British Columbia: A Waterscape Scan and Needs Assessment of B.C. Watershed-Based Groups by Tim Morris & Oliver M. Brandes (July 2013)
Inventory And Research Survey Summary: Needs And Priorities of Watershed-Based Groups In British Columbia by Brian Wilkes, Jason Collier & Oliver M. Brandes (March 2013)
Lifecycle: Sustaining the story of water in BC. A focus group research report by Angus McAllister (August 2012)
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming webinars in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project's 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series! For more information, contact Laura Brandes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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