This event was made possible by generous financial contributions from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, the BC Ministry of Environment, Simon Fraser University’s Pacific Water Research Centre, and the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies.

Watersheds 2016: Building Capacity for Collaboration and Watershed Governance in British Columbia was a 1.5 day forum that built directly on the learnings and successes of Watersheds 2014. Through panel sessions, field trips, breakout workshops and structured peer-to-peer learning, participants built skills and enhanced capacity for watershed governance in British Columbia.

Watersheds 2016 bridged with and complemented the Living Waters Rally 2016, a national event hosted by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance from September 27 – 30, 2016.

LWA tour in summer 2015-Photo by NO

When and Where

September 30 – October 1, 2016

Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre (Sept. 30) and Wosk Centre for Dialogue (Oct. 1), Vancouver, British Columbia

Who Should Attend

Those who want to get engaged, be inspired or make a difference in their watersheds, including watershed groups, water practitioners, researchers, First Nations, and other decision-makers. Students, youth and young professionals are encouraged to participate.

Event Contacts

For general event queries, please contact Rosie Simms at water@polisproject.org.

Acknowledgements

Watersheds 2016 was co-organized by four core partners:  The POLIS Project on Ecological GovernanceThe Canadian Freshwater AllianceThe Fraser Basin Council, and The First Nations Fisheries Council.

This event was made possible by generous financial contributions from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, the BC Ministry of Environment, Simon Fraser University’s Pacific Water Research Centre, and the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies. Other partners for this event included WWF-Canada, the Forum for Leadership on Water, and EvergreenWater Canada Magazine was the official event media partner.

 

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