PARKSVILLE 2019 SYMPOSIUM SUPPORTER: Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) – “The Ministry is pleased to support the work of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in co-organizing Parksville 2019,” stated Neil Goeller

Note to Reader:

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) is responsible for the stewardship of provincial Crown land and natural resources, and for the protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources.

The Ministry is a member of the Parksville 2019 Symposium Organizing Committee, and is a financial supporter of the event, because the symposium aligns with the work of the Ministry.

Shared Efforts of Government and Community in the Face of Climate Change

“For nearly a decade, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia has been linking scientists, decision makers, and citizens working collaboratively toward integrated water management,” stated Neil Goeller, Regional Hydrologist in the West Coast Region of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operation and Rural Development (FLNRORD).

“Building on the success of the Nanaimo 2018 symposium about Collaboration Success Stories on Vancouver Island, the 2019 water symposium in Parksville will share experiences and methods on the theme of sustainable stream restoration and restorative land development, drawing upon experiences in local communities, and case studies from international specialists in the hydrological field.

“Sustainable water management is a central concern and focus of the work of FLNRORD, as we see the increasing effects of seasonal floods and drought that are predicted to increase as a result of a climate change.

“The 2019 water symposium will showcase approaches to land use planning, and maintenance and restoration of watershed function that can mitigate negative impacts, while drawing on the shared efforts of government and community to successfully face these challenges.”

To Learn More:

For the complete storyline, download the PARKSVILLE 2019 BROCHURE. This is a comprehensive package that maps out the field day plus 2-day symposium. Designed to paint a picture of the field day and 2-day symposium, a series of announcements have delved into the details of the cascading program to inform, educate and establish expectations. Click on the links below: