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2021 Community Water Forum

November 30, 2021 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

An Ecosystem Approach: Finding shared solutions in a changing world

At this year’s annual Community Water Forum, we’ll hear from UBC’s Cluster of Research Excellence on Watershed Ecosystems – an interdisciplinary team of researchers and community partners assessing critical linkages and interactions in one of our local community watersheds.

Project leads will share their knowledge and expertise and introduce a collaborative, community-engaged research project in the Peachland Creek Community Watershed.

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Moderator

CANDICE LORING

Director, Business Development Indigenous Community Engagement (Mitacs); UBCO Faculty of Management Alumna (2016)

Candice is a proud member of the Gitwangak Band from the Gitxsan Nation and is passionate about economic development in Indigenous communities.

 


Presenters

Dr. Adam Wei

Professor, Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences (UBC Okanagan); Cluster Lead, Watershed Ecosystem Science; Research Chair, Watershed Management

Cumulative effects of forest disturbance/land use and climate change on water quantity and quality.

 

Dr. Rehan Sadiq

Professor, Civil Engineering and Distinguished University Scholar; Executive Associate Dean, School of Engineering (UBC Okanagan)

Risk assessment of the cumulative effects and other stressors to the downstream community (water supply and environmental hazards).

 

DR. SHEENA SPENCER

Research Hydrologist, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations; Project Lead, Upper Penticton Creek Study

Risk assessment of the cumulative effects and other stressors to fish habitat/population.

 

DR. JEANNETTE ARMSTRONG

Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies (UBC Okanagan); Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy; Royal Society of Canada Scholar

Risk assessment of the cumulative effects and other stressors on Indigenous Okanagan Syilx values.

 

Corrie Allen

PhD Candidate (UBC Okanagan); Environmental Consultant

Integrated modelling on interactions in a changing environment.

 

 

JOHN WAGNER

Professor, Anthropology (UBC Okanagan)

Building an inclusive water governance model.

 

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Details

Date:
November 30, 2021
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue

Online virtual event
Online

Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Forum, Presentation
Topic
Environment & Sustainability, Indigenous, Policy & Social Change, Research & Innovation, Science, Technology & Engineering
Audiences
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Partners & Industry, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Associates