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Start the day with morning refreshments, networking and an informative presentation on BC’s Water Sustainability Act.
Co-hosted by POLIS.
Presentation Overview: BC’s Water Sustainability Act
In May 2014, the Province of British Columbia enacted the Water Sustainability Act, which provides an unprecedented opportunity to fully modernize the province’s water laws. This presentation and Q&A will bring you up to speed on BC’s new Water Sustainability Act: where it came from, where the process is currently at, and what some of the key considerations are moving forward.
Based on the recent POLIS research report, “Awash With Opportunity: Ensuring the Sustainability of British Columbia’s New Water Laws,” the presentation will highlight what is needed for effective regulation development in five core areas, based on best practices from around the world: 1) Groundwater licensing; 2) Environmental flows; 3) Monitoring and reporting; 4) Water objectives; and 5) Planning and governance.
Guest Speaker: Rosie Simms, POLIS Project on Ecological Governance
Rosie Simms is the Water Law & Policy Researcher/Coordinator at the POLIS Water Sustainability Project, based at the University of Victoria. In 2014, she completed her MA at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, where her research explored the histories and interactions between First Nations and water governance in BC. Prior to her MA work, Rosie completed a BA& Sc in environmental science and management at McGill University, which included a semester-long field program in Panama researching Canadian mining development and Indigenous rights.
Date: March 10, 2016, 8:30-10am
#100-1445 W Georgia St
$29 member | $39 non member | $19 student
Dudoc members are eligible to register under the BCWWA member rate for this event!
To register, click here. Registration deadline is March 8, 2016. Complete your registration online using a Visa or Mastercard, or email, fax, or mail by sending it back to the BCWWA office. BCWWA Membership is only $60-85 a year – obtain valuable professional benefits and save $10 on your event registration by purchasing a membership when you register.