Evolving Water Planning Processes in B.C.
On September 15th, the WSP is hosting the first webinar in its 2016/2017 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now!
WHAT: Evolving Water Planning Processes in B.C.
DATE: Thursday, September 15th, 2016
TIME: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT ( 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET)
Watershed planning processes are essential to watershed governance, as they bring together key rights holders and interests to articulate a common vision, including priorities, problems, and management actions. Many local leaders across B.C. are pursuing watershed planning processes, and anticipate that B.C.’s Water Sustainability Act—which enables “water sustainability plans (WSPs)”—could give existing or future plans legal ‘teeth’, increasing their legitimacy and impact. Although WSPs are new legal tools under the Act, many regions have significant experience in various forms of water and watershed planning.
In this webinar, Lee Failing (Principal, Compass Resource Management) will share insights on the important elements of a sound planning process—based on her experience in leading a range of water use planning processes in B.C. and elsewhere in North America over the last 20 years. Kate Cave (Project Manager and Research Associate, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) will discuss her experience in Indigenous-led watershed planning and share highlights from the CIER Guidebook series.
This webinar is the first instalment in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2016/2017 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. It is intended as a lead-in to the upcoming Watersheds 2016 forum, which seeks to build capacity in B.C.'s water community for effective watershed governance.
**SPACE IS LIMITED** Register now!
**If you are in Victoria, B.C., we will be hosting a live viewing of the September 15th 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.**