Watersheds 2020: Stepping Stones to Collaborative Watershed Governance
October 14 - 16, 2020
We are continuing to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and recognize that much could still change in the coming months. In the event that Watersheds 2020 needs to be rescheduled, we will update the website and send out a newsletter with the new date. Nonetheless, we are still focused on creating positive and creative solutions and opportunities to once again gather with friends and colleagues to share stories of inspiration and hope for a bright (and sustainable) future.
WHAT IS WATERSHEDS 2020?
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.
WHY WATERSHED GOVERNANCE? WHY NOW?
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.