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Posted: December 12, 2018

Second Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC

Second Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

April 2-3-4, 2019

While BC communities may not be able to restore lost biodiversity, they can certainly halt its decline and consciously direct efforts toward a richer future, that is: “make where we live better”.

“The rhythms of water are changing in British Columbia. What happens on the land in the creekshed does matter to streams – thus, the time has come to reconnect hydrology and ecology! Join delegates from the east coast of Vancouver Island and beyond, and attend a ‘watershed moment’ in Parksville,” states John Finnie, Chair, Parksville 2019 Symposium Organizing Committee.

“Options include a field day on April 2, followed by a 2-day symposium on April 3-4. Each day features a prominent headline speaker from the United States. Cross-border collaboration expands our horizons and connects us with a larger body of experience!”

“At the Parksville 2019 Symposium, you will learn how communities can apply science-based understanding to increase their restorative footprint and at the same time decrease their destructive footprint. You will also learn about local government initiatives that are ‘getting it right’ and are moving along pathways that lead to restorative development,” continues Peter Law, President, Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES).

“The daily symposium themes are Sustainable Stream Restoration and Restorative Land Development, respectively. An evening lecture by author (and global thought leader) Storm Cunningham is the bridge between the two days. Storm Cunningham will also close the symposium with an inspirational message,” adds Paul Chapman, acting Executive Director, Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT).

To Learn More:

Kim Stephens, Executive Director, Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC

Download the Program Brochure:

Read these Announcements:
Backgrounder #1 
Backgrounder #2 


Date: April 2 - 4, 2019
Event Type: Conference
Location: Parksville, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
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