Webinar—Make Some Noise: Media Engagement and Water Law Reform
On June 19th, the WSP is co-hosting the fifth (and final) webinar in its 2014/2015 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now!
This webinar will be complemented by a skills-building session intended for non-profit and First Nations groups being hosted by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance on July 28th. Register for the complimentary webinar
WHAT: Make Some Noise: Media Engagement and Water Law Reform
DATE: Friday, June 19th, 2015
TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET)
In today’s world, media is the backbone of the public sphere. It’s an important “place” where citizens can come together, exchange opinions regarding public affairs, discuss, and deliberate. Eventually, these conversations can influence public opinion and government decision-making. However, navigating today’s chaotic media landscape can be challenging.
In this webinar, speakers Laura Brandes (Communications Director, POLIS Water Sustainability Project) and Dan Fumano (Reporter, The Province Newspaper) will discuss the importance of public participation in media engagement, particularly when it comes to influencing water policy and law reforms. They will also offer some tangible tools to increase your chances of being heard.
Given specific opportunities for new, improved environmental regulations under British Columbia’s Water Sustainability Act, this webinar will focus on examples from B.C.’s current water law reform process. However, the lessons offered will be of value to individuals in jurisdictions across the country.
**SPACE IS LIMITED** Register now!
This webinar 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 a more sophisticated approach to watershed governance in B.C. This upcoming webinar will explore the winning condition of peer-to-peer learning and capacity building. It will be complemented by a skills-building session intended for non-profit and First Nations groups being hosted by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance on July 28th. Register for the complimentary webinar
**If you are in Victoria, B.C., we will be hosting a live viewing of the June 19th webinar at the Centre for Global Studies on the University of Victoria campus. Contact Savannah Carr-Wilson for more details.**