About the Conference
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In February 2017, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) released its report on “Water Monitoring and Climate in the Upper Columbia Basin, Summary of Current Status and Opportunities” The report, led by Dr. Martin Carver, outlines the current status of water quality and quantity knowledge in the Columbia Basin. Filling important water data gaps will be a priority in order to support informed decision-making for elected officials, government agencies and water managers. Decisions regarding water allocation, watershed governance, ecosystem health, source water and aquifer protection will become increasingly complex in this era of climate change .
On November 29th and 30th, a dialogue envisioned creating a Water Monitoring Framework and a shared, Open Source Water Data Hub in the Columbia Basin. The goal of the dialogue is to develop a collective understanding for modernizing water knowledge with useful, reliable, open source data, that is freely accessed, evaluated and applied by users. The time for a coordinated, collaborative, innovative, user friendly, cost effective and open water data platform, has arrived. We will learn about best practices examples from regions in Canada and the U.S. We will have a shared understanding regarding water monitoring and water data storage needs from the perspectives of government (all levels), indigenous and non indigenous engaged water stewardship groups, engaged industry sectors and academia.
Living Lakes Canada, Columbia Basin Watershed Network and Selkirk College