The following articles and reports have been provided by speakers and breakout leaders as background to the information and examples that will be presented during the conference. These pre-reading resources are intended as a useful way to enrich participant learning and enable you to come prepared with specific questions and ideas. These resources will be circulated as a reading list to all forum speakers and participants closer to the event. If you wish to contribute references or resources to this list, please email Megan Spencer at ra@polisproject.org.

Managing for Environmental Flows in BC: What’s Needed

WWF-Canada and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance. (2016, August). Forum on Environmental Flow Needs in British Columbia. Hosts’ Statement and Summary. 

Making the Federation Work for Water

Saunders, O. (2008, July). Managing Water in a Federal State: The Canadian Experience. Paper presented at the International Conference on Water Management in Federal and Federal-Type Countries, Zaragoza, Spain.

From pH to Plankton: Co-Monitoring for Better B.C. Water Knowledge

Conrad, C. & Hilchey, K. (2011). A review of citizen science and community-based environmental monitoring: issues and opportunities. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 176: 273–291.

Canadian ICCAs & Biosphere Reserves: Indigenous Governance Applications for Watershed Governance Innovation

Enns, E. (2014). Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks: A Different Conception of Humanity. American Indian Magazine 15(2): 14-15;18.

First Nations Integrated Watershed Planning

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources. (2011). First Nations Integrated Watershed Planning: Getting Started.  

Understanding Applications of Indigenous Water Laws

UVic Indigenous Law Research Unit. (2015, September 14).Indigenous law: an introduction. Video file. 

Yinka Dene Alliance. (2016). Yinke Dene ‘Uza’hné’ Guide to Surface Water Quality Standards. 

Watersheds as ‘Eco-assets’: Achievements and Challenges in Making Watersheds More Resilient to a Changing Climate

Town of Gibsons. (2013). Towards and Eco-Asset Strategy in the Town of Gibsons.

Deep Uncertainty: Managing for Extremes in our Future Climate

Union of Concerned Scientists. (2016). Towards Climate Resilience: A Framework and Principles for Science-based Adaptation.

*Holthaus, E. (2016). “Today in Weather and Climate.” Daily e-newsletter.

*Rubin, C. (2016). “Recovery Diva.” Digital resources blog.

*News outlets that provide an excellent resource for the “big-picture,” intended to help in the analysis of local climate issues.

Show Me the Money: Sustainable Funding for Watershed Governance

Fraser Basin Council (2015, May). Financial Mechanisms and Models for Collaborative Watershed Governance in BC. Discussion Paper.

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