Metro Vancouver Agricultural Water Forum: PowerPoint presentations provide a record of the day
Note to Reader:
Held in November 2016, the Metro Vancouver Agriculture Water Forum was co-hosted by Metro Vancouver, BC Ministry of Agriculture, the Partnership for Water Sustainability, BC Agriculture Council and Kwantlen Polytechic University.
“We designed the Agriculture Water Forum to bring together agriculture producers, government representatives and water professionals to explore opportunities to improve water management for agriculture in British Columbia’s rapidly growing metropolitan region,” stated Theresa Duynstee, Metro Vancouver Regional Planner and Forum organizer.
The set of PowerPoint presentations provide a record of the information that was disseminated the Metro Vancouver Agricultural Water Forum, and that provided the starting point for sharing and learning. They can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
Context for Action
Ted van der Gulik, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia – Introduction to Agriculture Water Issues in Metro Vancouver
Ted White, Ministry of Environment – BC Water Sustainability Act – What’s New and Upcoming
Farmers’ Perspective on Water for Agriculture
A panel discussion featuring Brent Mooney, Bruce May, Linda Delli Santi, and Nico Van Keulen.
Local Government Water Policies Impacting Agriculture
Stan Woods, Metro Vancouver – Metro Vancouver’s Water Supply
Carrie Baron, City of Surrey – Agriculture and Irrigation in Surrey
Forrest Smith & Randy Evans, City of Pitt Meadows – Towards an Integrated Water Management Master Plan in Pitt Meadows
Fraser River Water Management
Albert Leung, Tetratech – Predicting Salinity in the Fraser River under Climate and Man-made Changes
Hugh Fraser, Corporation of Delta – Irrigation System Operation and Salinity Monitoring
Water Licensing and Irrigation Tools
Ross Kreye, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Resource Operations – Water Sustainability Act & Groundwater Water Licensing
Stephanie Tam, Ministry of Agriculture – BC Agriculture Water Calculator
Ted van der Gulik, Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC – live demonstration of Water Use Reporting Tool