BLUE ECOLOGY WORKSHOP: A testimonial to Ted van der Gulik – “The fact that we now have to contend with both severe summer drought and sea rise made Ted’s talk all the more timely and relevant,” wrote Eric Bonham
The Fraser River, Agriculture and Food Security
“The Partnership for Water Sustainability BC organization committee organizing committee (of which he played a large role in), thanks Ted van der Gulik for his excellent presentation The Fraser River, Agriculture and Food Security at the Blue Ecology workshop held in Richmond on November 28th,” wrote Eric Bonham. He provided closing remarks at the Blue Ecology.
“Ted’s informative presentation on the anticipated impacts on food security from climate change was well received and was a natural follow up to Fin Donnelly’s talk on the challenges of maintaining a healthy Fraser River system.
“I reflect on my early years as a project manager on the Fraser River Flood Control Program when sea rise was just starting to be discussed. The fact that we now have to contend with both severe summer drought and sea rise made Ted’s talk all the more timely and relevant regarding future agriculture practices in the Fraser Valley.
“The four presentations at the workshop I believe achieved our objective of introducing Blue Ecology yet, at the same time, framing a practical road map regarding next steps.
“The Partnership thanks Ted, not only for his thoughtful and well researched presentation, but also for his background work with Kim Stephens in organizing the workshop. We all know from experience that it takes a lot of dedicated effort to achieve a successful event and the smooth transitions throughout the workshop is testament to a job well done.”
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