Watersheds 2020: Stepping Stones to Collaborative Watershed Governance


October 14 - 16, 2020

Location TBD


Join us October 14, 15 & 16 for a 3-day hands-on forum that brings together a diverse of community of water leaders in B.C.—including Indigenous Nations, watershed groups, local and provincial government staff, funders, and the network of practitioners and champions—to build and deepen connections, learn from one another, and explore opportunities for improved watershed decision-making.

Location will be confirmed soon, but be ready to discover a distinct region of B.C to learn from and profile regional watershed issues and initiatives.


From record-breaking droughts and floods to conflicts over use and rights, British Columbia’s fresh water is facing increasing threats. Addressing current and looming freshwater challenges requires new partnerships and innovative forms of collaborative governance to respond to the many social and ecological needs of our watersheds.


Watersheds 2020 will be shaped by the needs and priorities identified by the water community and offers a chance for deeper understanding of the emerging issues and the opportunities to create change. You can expect:

  • Big idea speakers
  • Cutting edge content and lessons
  • Capacity building workshops
  • Panel sessions
  • Field trips and practical learning opportunities
  • Networking and structured peer-to-peer learning

If you want to help us create an effective program shaped by the needs and priorities identified by the BC water community, please fill out the survey below.

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