Webinar—Addressing Nature’s Water Needs: The Science, Policy and Politics of Environmental Flows

Date: February 1st, 2011

In this webinar, the speakers examine if and how environmental flows are being adequately met in Canadian rivers. The term “environmental flows” (also known as instream flow needs) refers to the quantity, timing, and quality of water required to sustain freshwater ecosystems and the livelihood and well-being of the people dependent on them. The speakers provide an introduction to the scientific principles of environmental flows, and then discuss the policy frameworks and decision-making processes that govern the protection and restoration of environmental flows in Canada.

Mathieu Lebel, Freshwater Management Specialist, World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
Tony Maas, Freshwater Director, World Wildlife Fund (Canada)

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Environmental Flows Webinar Summary