2011 Columbia Basin Water Smart Implementation Conference
Water Smart Action Plans
In March 2011, the Columbia Basin Trust is hosting a Water Smart Implementation Conference in Neslon. To download a copy of the Conference Agenda, click here.
This Conference will bring together local government elected officials and staff from throughout the Columbia Basin to learn from leading practitioners in fields directly relevant to the Water Smart Action Plans. The Conference will provide participants with practical tools and knowledge that will support the implementation of their Action Plans.
Irrigation: Using Less More Effectively
Ted van der Gulik, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture, will conduct a 2-hour session titled Improving Irrigation Management, Practices and Technologies.
“In many regions of BC, outdoor water use, or specifically irrigation is a major component of total water use. My presentation provides information on basic irrigation principles and programs that are available in BC to improve irrigation system efficiencies and performance,” states Ted van der Gulik.
“A demonstration of the new online irrigation scheduling calculator will also be provided. In addition linkages to soil, land use practices and development will also be provided with initiatives that have been developed in BC to assess how water centric planning can be used to improve water management through shifts in land development practices.”
Ted van der Gulik will also talk about the Partnership for Water Sustainability and the vision for reconnecting communities with the land.
To Learn More About Ted van der Gulik:
Click on GreenLink 2010 Conference includes panel on ‘Smarter Water Management’ — The Living Water Smart Panel comprised Lynn Kriwoken, Ted van der Gulik and Kim Stephens. They described the suite of tools that enable water-centric planning and water smart choices in British Columbia.
Click on 2009 Power Smart Forum features panel session on “Convening for Action in British Columbia” — The water sustainability session showcased how partnerships, collaboration, innovation and integration are helping local governments apply a water-centric lens to make the best choices.
Click on Ted van der Gulik introduces British Columbia’s Water Balance Model to an international audience at 2009 Resilient Cities Conference — The Water Balance Model supports new approaches to water management, and will facilitate informed decision-making about climate change adaptation. The Water Balance Model is moving toward an expert system with broad capabilities.
Posted February 2011