Blue Ecology – for humans to adapt to a changing climate, a new culture of water is necessary!
“The warming of the planet’s atmosphere is causing water to move more quickly and disruptively through the global water cycle. Flood, drought, fire, wind and cold – extreme events are becoming the norm. Instabilities in the water cycle are increasingly apparent,” wrote Kim Stephens (Executive Director, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia) in an article prepared for the Asset Management BC Newsletter, September 2017.
“All one need do is reflect on what British Columbia has experienced in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Impacts are magnified by human interventions. We have arrived at a fork in the road.
Capitalize on Opportunities!
“The flood, drought and fire extremes of 2017 provide both the backdrop and a focus for the Blue Ecology Workshop. The process for adapting to a changing climate starts with an attitude change.
“Actually adapting requires transformational changes in how we apply hydrologic understanding, value nature, and service land – this is a unifying theme for the Blue Ecology Workshop.
“British Columbia is progressing. Still, communities could do so much more if they would consistently capitalize on rather than miss opportunities. Apply the tools. Do what is right. Learn from experience. Adapt. Pass the baton,” concluded Kim Stephens.
Blue Ecology Workshop
Blue Ecology is an ecological philosophy developed by Michael Blackstock, professional forester and scholar. Blue Ecology looks at the water cycle differently to interweave First Nations and Western thought.
On November 28th, in Richmond, the Partnership for Water Sustainability and Irrigation Industry Association are co-hosting the Blue Ecology Workshop. Attend and learn why the ‘Blue Ecology water cycle’ is a means to focus, with new watery eyes, because an attitude switch needs to be thrown on the current crisis of climate change.
Michael Blackstock will be joined by two ‘water champions’ who have achieved national prominence – the CBC’s Bob McDonald, host of Quirks & Quarks; and Member of Parliament Fin Donnelly, who has twice swum the length of the Fraser – along with a supporting cast from the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia.
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