Mapping B.C.’s Mine Tailings Threat

What: Creating a Blue Dialogue Webinar

Date: September 21st, 2022

This webinar introduces BC Mining Law Reform’s interactive online B.C. Mine Tailings Map. The speakers explore what the map can teach us about the increasing threats posed by large mine waste dams, and what can be done to make downstream communities and watersheds safer.

It was co-hosted by BC Mining Law Reform and the POLIS Water Sustainability Project as part of POLIS’ ongoing Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series.


Adrienne Berchtold
Ecologist and Mining Impacts Researcher, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust

Dr. Steven H. Emerman
Owner, Malach Consulting

Robin Irwin
Natural Resources Director, Upper Similkameen Indian Band

Dr. Ellen Petticrew
Research Chair, Quesnel River Research Centre

Moderated by
Nikki Skuce
Director, Northern Confluence Initiative


The Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series brings together expert water practitioners and thinkers, as well as emerging water leaders, to engage with innovative ideas on water policy and governance in Canada. By creating an online community of interest, the series strengthens the national capacity to engage with and solve problems, and raises awareness about emerging Canadian water issues, best practices, and policies. The series began in 2010 and is hosted by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria.

This session co-hosted by

With support from