CWRA BC Branch 2023 Conference

Transitioning to Resilience: Responding to Climate Change in BC

Richmond, BC - Unceded Territory of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam) peoples

October 3 - 5, 2023

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The key focuses of the conference include:

  • Sustainable development for flood management and sea level rise

  • Lessons learned and moving forward from 2021 floods

  • Design with traditional knowledge and resiliency

  • BC Flood Strategy and Governance

Location & Accommodations:

Accommodations can be booked here using the group discount.

Registration:

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Conference Program

October 3rd

Time Session
07:30 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 10:00 Keynote Presentation: Mike Currie – Current Floodplain Management Dilemmas Facing British Columbia
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00

Panel Discussion over the Nov 2021 Atmospheric River Event – Response and Recovery

MoTI: Kevin Weicker – Coquihalla Highway Reinstatement Program

City of Merritt: Sean Strang – Merritt Flood Recovery

Fraser Basin Council – Steve Litke –  Floodplain mapping in future climate change conditions

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Exhibits
13:30 – 14:45

Technical Sessions

November 2021 Flood Response

Improving Water Quality for Ecological Purposes

Flood Policy & Strategy

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:30

Technical Sessions

Advances in Weather & Water Monitoring

Climate Change in Water Resources

Community Flood Risk Planning

16:30 – 17:30 Exhibitor’s Reception
17:30 – 20:00

Banquet

Keynote Presentation: Ernie Victor, Special Projects Lead – Cheam Nation

October 4th

Time Session
07:30 – 08:30 Welcome, Breakfast & Registration
08:30 – 10:10

Technical Sessions

Adapting to Sea Level Rise

Advances in Flood Mapping

Nature-based Solutions & Flood Management

10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:45

Technical Sessions

Habitat Restoration

Modelling for Flood Management

Governance & Indigenous Knowledge in Water Management

11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:15

Panel Discussion over Coastal Habitat Restoration

Semiahmoo Coastal Restoration Projects: Chief Chappell

NHC – Heville Berard

Ducks Unlimited: Eric Balke – Sturgeon Bank Restoration in Richmond

14:15 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 16:00

Keynote Presentation: Cease Wyss in Conversation – Salish Ethnobotany & the Water Community

Closing Remarks

16:00 – 17:00 NASH ADCP Demo
18:00 – 20:00 Offsite SYP Event: Speed Networking Event – The Wicklow Pub, 610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver (close to Olympic Village skytrain)

October 5th

Time Cambie Room Richmond Room Offsite
09:00 – 17:00 RAVEN Workshop NASH Workshop Delta/Surrey Living Dikes Bus Tour

Conference Program