Healthy Ecosystems

Building Okanagan Flood Resiliency: Virtual Leadership Forum

October 21, 2020

Learn about the vulnerability assessment tools, modelling techniques, and low-cost natural resiliency strategies being created to protect our region. Participating Organizations: OSLC Okanagan Nation Alliance City of Kelowna Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance Okanagan Basin Water Board City of Gibsons RDCO – Municipal Natural Assets Initiative Sponsor: Lawson Lundell

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Preparing for Climate Change Through Collaborative Watershed Natural Asset Management

July 22, 2020

How can watersheds help us with community resiliency and preparedness to climate change? Join us on July 22 to hear from the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative and the Comox Valley Regional District on how they are valuing the natural assets of their shared watershed and how these natural assets can provide regional resilience in a changing world. Presentations will be…

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UBC Climate Emergency Engagement – UBC + Entrepreneurs + Innovation = Climate and Social Change Leadership

June 30, 2020

Join the UBC Climate Hub & Okanagan coLab to exchange innovative actionable ideas to address climate change in our own local communities. As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the climate emergency engagement process must also continue to evolve. The climate emergency continues to remain one of the most pressing issues of our time. At this pivotal moment,…

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Should Lakes Have Rights?

May 16, 2020

The Okanagan Valley is a spectacular vista of rounded hills, distant mountains, sparkling waters, and a unique ecosystem for human and non-human life to adapt and thrive. Despite its apparent permanence, the Valley and the Lake are fragile and vulnerable ecosystems experiencing accelerating pressures from unsustainable patterns of settlement, travel, and economic development. The Valley is vulnerable to insect damage,…

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