Evolving Watershed Governance in BC: New Research & Initiatives
On June 21st, the WSP is hosting the fifth (and final) webinar in its 2015/2016 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now!
WHAT: Evolving Watershed Governance in BC: New Research & Initiatives
DATE: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
TIME: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET)
Recent research illuminates opportunities for watershed governance in British Columbia, and several community-based groups are shaping the concept into real-world practice.
In this webinar, three speakers will highlight recent research and on-the-ground examples of watershed governance in action. Natasha Overduin (POLIS Project on Ecological Governance) will share results from the upcoming POLIS research report, “Illumination: Insights and Perspectives for Building Effective Watershed Governance in British Columbia.” Based on findings from a comprehensive e-survey with nearly 450 participants, in-depth interviews, and a First Nations’ Roundtable, Illumination highlights the remaining knowledge and capacity gaps that constrain further progress towards a robust, leading watershed governance regime.Theresa Fresco (Upper Fraser Basin Region, Fraser Basin Council), will discuss work in the Nechako region to coordinate water stewardship activities and improve understanding of watershed issues. Heather Leschied (Living Lakes Canada & Kootenay Lake Partnership) will explain how the Kootenay Lake Partnership has helped improve decision-making around the foreshore of Kootenay Lake.
This webinar is the fifth (and final) instalment in the 2015/2016 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. 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.
**SPACE IS LIMITED** Register now!
**If you are in Victoria, B.C., we will be hosting a live viewing of the June 21st 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.**