YOUTUBE VIDEO: “The spatial distribution of wetlands in the Regional District of Nanaimo is unique, and contributes to the complex relationship between surface water and groundwater,” stated Ashley Van Acken, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute

Note to Reader:

The panel and town-hall segment was the program heart for the Nanaimo Water Symposium. Panel reflections on project experience set the scene for town-hall interaction. The over-arching theme was: collaboration is necessary for restorative development; and a ‘design with nature’ land and water ethic is key to ‘getting it right’ over time.

Ashley Van Acken described how student researchers engage with the local community to learn more about our water resources – with a key focus on the role of wetlands.

Wetlands Mapping Project