Take advantage of early bird registration and sign up before end of day on September 8, 2023. Please email with any inquiries and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Full conference registration includes:

  • Access to all the sessions.
  • Access to the exhibitors reception and networking opportunity.
  • Access to the banquet.
  • Breakfast (2X) and lunch (2X).

One day conference registration includes:

  • Access to only the sessions on select day.
  • Breakfast (1X) and lunch(1X).
  • Exhibitors and banquet are only available on Tuesday October 4th.

Non-Member Registrations include a 1-year membership in CWRA.

Cancellation/Refund/Transfer Policy

  • Early Bird Registration ends August 30th.
  • No refund will be possible for the membership fee portion of a Non-Member registration, unless that membership has not been activated yet.
  • Cancellations received by August 31, 2023 will be provided, less a $50 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations between September 1 and September 15 will be refunded 50% of the total cost.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations received after September 15th.
  • You may transfer your registration to another person by contacting us at Included Memberships cannot be transferred after they are created.
  • Please send registration cancellation request details to
  • We will not provide refunds for cancellations due to inclement weather.
  • All refunds will be processed following the conference.
  • If the organizers cancel this event, a full refund of conference fees will be provided.
Registration Type Early Bird Price Regular Price
CWRA Member – Full Conference $625 $725
CWRA Non-Member – Full Conference $745 $845
CWRA Member – One (1) Day $375 $435
CWRA Non-Member – One (1) Day $495 $555
Student $330 $355


If you still wish to register for the conference please email the Branch at


Workshop: Hydrologic Modelling with the Raven Framework

October 5, 2023 9 AM – 5PM

Short Course Objectives
This course is intended to provide an accelerated introduction to the Raven Hydrologic Modelling Framework. By the end of the course, each participant should:

  • have an improved appreciation for the capacity of Raven for flood forecasting, reservoir management, water budgeting, and transport simulation
  • be able to apply, test, modify, and interpret simple models built with Raven and Raven-UBCWM,
  • understand the modelling workflow process , I/O, and basic implementation details
  • have an understanding of the extended capabilities of Raven; understand the logistics associated with building and testing more advanced Raven models
  • Have an improved appreciation for the challenges of trustworthy model development

James R. Craig, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Hydrologic Modelling and Analysis,
University of Waterloo

Prof. James Craig, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a Canada Research Chair in Hydrologic Modelling and Analysis and an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at the University of Waterloo. Prof. Craig is an expert in hydrological model development, lead author of the Raven hydrological modelling framework, and an award-winning University instructor. His research focuses upon in numerical and analytical modelling of environmental systems, with a focus on surface water hydrology, regional scale groundwater flow, and subsurface heat and pollutant transport simulation.

Field Trip (October 5th): Bus Tour of the Living Dikes Project in Surrey – Cancelled

Anyone who has already registered will be reimbursed.

Workshop: ADCP Training Hosted by North American Stream Hydrographers (NASH)

NASH is pleased to announce it will be hosting an ADCP training event alongside the BC CWRA Branch in Richmond, BC. This training event will take place over two days beginning at  2pm on Wednesday, October 4 and all day on Thursday, October 5, 2023. The event will take place at the Radisson Hotel at 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC with lunch and refreshments provided on Day 2. A networking event will follow on Day 1 at the hotel restaurant and bar.

Come train alongside industry experts on hydrometric techniques and instrumentation used in challenging ADCP flow conditions. This training event focuses on the best practices through a live ADCP demonstration on Day 1 on The Mighty Fraser River. Participants on Day 1 will have the opportunity to watch streamside (weather dependent) or through a Microsoft Team’s live feed at the hotel. Day 2 will allow participants the opportunity to develop their best practices through discussions and presentations by industry experts on the following topics:

Initial Data Review – through standardized data collection platforms and Qrev.

Discussions and Presentations – on best practices around data interpretation for bottom tracking, bank and side lobe interference, water surface extrapolation, and velocity profile

Best Practices – for measurements in challenging environments with surface extrusions

Index Velocity – a presentation on the HADCP index velocity station on the Fraser River

NASH training workshops provide an invaluable discussion forum for hydrometric data collection. Please bring weather appropriate clothing and high visibility vests if planning to attend the outdoor portion of the event on Day 1.

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/Geoff Cahill – Merritt Flood Recovery

Fraser Basin Council – – Steve Litke –  Floodplain mapping and climate change

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Exhibits
13:30 – 14:45 Technical Sessions
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:30 Technical Sessions
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
10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:45 Technical Sessions
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:15 Panel Discussion over Coastal Habitat Restoration
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 – Wicklow Pub, Vancouver

October 5th

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