Webinar—Aboriginal Co-Governance of Water and Watersheds
On December 1st, the WSP is hosting the second webinar in its 2014/2015 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now!
WHAT: Aboriginal Co-Governance of Water and Watersheds
DATE: Monday, December 1st, 2014
TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET)
In this webinar, Eli Enns (ICCA Consortium/POLIS Project), Nadia Joe (First Nations Fisheries Council), and Merrell-Ann Phare (Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources) will discuss the critical need for and importance of co-governance of water and watersheds with First Nations. The speakers will describe successful examples, emerging opportunities for change, and what conditions or frameworks must be in place to ensure co-governance arrangements can really thrive.
This discussion will have relevance across Canada, and particularly in B.C. given its new Water Sustainability Act and the opportunities this legislation provides for shared decision-making and delegated authority. Across the country, co-governance with First Nations will be a necessary and valuable foundation for moving towards a more sophisticated approach to watershed governance that respects our common need for water.
This webinar is the second instalment in the 2014/2015 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. It will build on the September 2014 webinar “A Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia,” which focused on nine “winning conditions” needed to move towards watershed governance in B.C. This upcoming webinar will explore in more detail the winning condition of aboriginal co-governance.
**SPACE IS LIMITED** Register now!