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.


The Program

“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.

theresa-duynstee_metrovan_trimmed_120p“Attendees learned about government roles and the water regulatory framework for agriculture in the Lower Mainland region.”

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