Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia and Beyond

January 27 - 29, 2014

Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre
Duncan, B.C.

The three-day forum Watersheds 2014: Towards Watershed Governance in British Columbia and Beyond was held on Cowichan Tribes territory in Duncan, British Columbia from January 27th to 29th, 2014. It focused on bringing forward new and innovative ideas, skills development and capacity-building for watershed groups, First Nations, and community watershed champions. The delegates who attended are part of a network of engaged leaders, volunteers, and professionals working to better collaborate with stakeholders and rights holders, government, industry, and not-for-profits to improve collaborative governance as it pertains to their home waters. This national event featured speakers from across the country and around the world, with a particular emphasis on watershed governance opportunities in B.C. It explicitly integrated perspectives from First Nations, researchers, practitioners, government, community organizers, and funders from across the public and private spheres.