Webinar—Environmental Flows: Towards Protection in Canada and B.C.
On October 14th, the WSP is hosting the second webinar in its 2015/2016 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now!
WHAT: Environmental Flows and Healthy Watersheds: Towards Protection in Canada and BC
DATE: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET)
Environmental flows provide the foundation for healthy and functioning aquatic ecosystems, fisheries, and the human livelihoods that depend on those ecosystems.Protecting environmental flows is a complex process that involves preserving several dimensions of natural flow regimes, including the quantity, timing, and quality of water flows.
In this webinar, speakers Brian Richter (Chief Scientist, Global Water Program, The Nature Conservancy) and Deborah Curran (Hakai Professor in Environmental Law and Sustainability & Program Director, Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria) will share insights on the critical importance of environmental flows protection and how to achieve it in Canada. The discussion will highlight international leading examples and practices to protect environmental flows and will focus on the potential of BC as a new regime for environmental flows protection is contemplated as part of the soon to be in force Water Sustainability Act. The speakers will also provide insight on how environmental flows are dealt with in law, and on the reforms needed to implement a comprehensive protection regime.
This webinar is the second instalment in the 2015/2016 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series, and is being offered in partnership with WWF-Canada. It will build on the 2014/2015 season and the January 2014 report “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. This webinar was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of the Environment.
**SPACE IS LIMITED** Register now!
**If you are in Victoria, B.C., we will be hosting a live viewing of theOctober 14th webinar at the Centre for Global Studies on the University of Victoria campus. Contact Rosie Simms at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP to the live viewing.**