Watersheds 2018

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*UPDATE* The Watersheds 2018 proceedings and select video recordings are available! 


WHAT IS WATERSHEDS 2018?
Watersheds 2018 will be a half-day virtual event that builds directly on the learnings and successes of Watersheds 2014 and Watersheds 2016.. Through presentations and dialogue, participants will learn about programs and strategies from other regions, with a focus on on ‘planning for success’, water-centric land use, and building robust and innovative partnerships. The agenda will blend practical insights from those working on the ground (and in the water) with big ideas and emerging innovative solutions from across B.C. and other regions.

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WHEN IS IT HAPPENING?
Tuesday June 5, 2018
1:00 – 4:00pm PT

WHO WILL BE THERE?
Keynote speakers Deborah Curran (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Environmental Studies and Acting Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria) and Val Napoleon (Director, Indigenous Law Research Unit, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria), will give a presentation on the emerging priority of water-centric planning and Indigenous water law, with a case study from Tara Marsden on the Gitanyow Nation’s approach to water-centric planning.

The second session will feature panellists from the Cowichan Watershed Board (Tom Rutherford and Lydia Hwitsum), the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation (Chief Larry Nooski and Michelle Tung), and the Nicola Watershed Pilot (Chief Aaron Sumexheltza and Chris Walder).

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Those who want to get engaged, be inspired or make a difference in their watersheds, including watershed groups, water practitioners, professional resource managers, researchers, First Nations, and decision-makers at all levels of government. Students, youth and young professionals are encouraged to participate.