On October 4th, the POLIS Water Sustainability Project in partnership with the BC Water Funders Collaborative is hosting a special webinar exploring different forms and sources of water knowledge to understand why groups are collecting data, the decisions they are seeking to influence, and the challenges and opportunities that exist when we begin to pool water knowledge. Register now!

WHAT: Pooling Water Knowledge: Strengthening BC’s Water Monitoring
DATE: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
TIME: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT ( 3 p.m. to  4:30 p.m. ET)

Across sectors, increasing recognition exists that we need to better understand the state of B.C.’s watersheds in order to facilitate planning and decision-making that ensures the long term sustainability of our freshwater resources. There is significant potential for water data collected from community-based monitoring initiatives, water purveyors, and various government agencies across British Columbia to fill major gaps in knowledge and inform watershed decision-making. These data can be used to inform decisions at multiple scales, in addition to engaging local communities in freshwater protection.

In December 2016, POLIS held an initial webinar on the theme of shared information for watershed governance, entitled “Strengthening Water Monitoring in BC.” The feedback received during and after that webinar was that a strong desire and appetite exists within B.C.’s freshwater community to continue this conversation around water monitoring.

To further the dialogue, the October 4th, 2017 webinar—organized in partnership with the BC Water Funders Collaborative–will explore different forms and sources of water knowledge to understand why groups are collecting data, the decisions they are seeking to influence, and the challenges and opportunities that exist when we begin to pool water knowledge.

Presenters Anna Warwick Sears, Okanagan Basin Water Board, Lana Lowe, Fort Nelson First Nations, and Carolyn Dubois, Gordon Foundation share their recent efforts to improve the effectiveness of water monitoring and reporting in BC watersheds. In addition to these resource guests, a number of other experts offer resources, comments, questions, and perspectives through the webinar’s virtual chat box.

**SPACE IS LIMITED** Register now!