“Feast AND Famine!” – A Workshop on Solutions and Tools in Response to a Changing Climate in BC


Note to Reader:

The ‘new normal’ in British Columbia is floods and droughts. The summer dry season has extended on both ends and we can no longer count on a predictable snowpack and reliable rain to maintain a healthy water balance in our watersheds. Annual volumes of water entering and exiting our regions are not necessarily changing; instead, what is changing is how and when water arrives – it is feast AND famine!

TO REGISTER click on https://www.irrigationbc.com/irrigation/courses/view_scheduled/166

TO REGISTER click on https://www.irrigationbc.com/irrigation/courses/view_scheduled/166

A Workshop on What to Expect and What Local Governments Can Do to Build Water-Resilient Communities

On December 1, 2015 the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia (PWSBC) and the Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia (IIABC) are joining forces to co-host a workshop that will continue to build on the precedent established in 2013 with “Get Your Mind Into the Gutter: A Workshop on Rainwater Harvesting in British Columbia”.

Mike Tanner_DSC_0570_Sep2015_120p“This year the workshop is designed to spark a conversation and ultimately inform a shared vision for ‘designing with nature’ to restore hydrologic integrity and maintain the seasonal ‘water balance’. The workshop will also demonstrate tools that can help communities achieve a vision for water resiliency when the climate is changing,” explains Mike Tanner, Partnership Director and Workshop Chair.

Our Climate is Changing & Adaptation is Local

“According to Bob Sandford, keynote speaker for our Feast AND Famine Workshop (December 1st), the drought that extended this past winter, spring and summer from Vancouver Island to Manitoba and from Mexico to the Yukon is an indicator that Western North America may be crossing an invisible threshold into a different hydro-meteorological regime.”

“Adaptation is local in application. Hence, this workshop on responding to a changing climate is about solutions and tools that are being developed in BC through collaboration to support practitioners and decision makers to take action at a local level.”

To Learn More:

To download a copy of the Program Overview, click on Feast AND Famine! – Solutions and Tools in Response to a Changing Climate

The program comprises four modules. To read a set of stories posted on the workshop homepage, CLICK HERE. These stories elaborate on the program content and members of the presentation team.

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