Browsing: Impact Studies

Climate Action in the Columbia Basin

Hot off the press for spring is a new summary of climate change, impacts, and action for the Columbia Basin. This booklet has been prepared for Basin residents and communities as an engaging, easy-to-read snapshot of the latest climate science

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Collaborative Consent and Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: POLIS Webinar Recording & Summary

On January 15, 2018, we hosted the second webinar in our 2017/2018 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar season, Collaborative Consent and Revitalizing Indigenous Laws: Pathways to Indigenous Water Governance and Co-Governance with speakers Rosie Simms (POLIS Water Sustainability Project), Michael Miltenberger (North Raven),

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CONNECTING COMMUNITY-BASED WATER MONITORING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP IN CANADA

Read the full report here.

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Habitat 2.0: A new approach to Canada’s Fisheries Act

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has been tasked with reviewing changes to the Fisheries Act as part of the Government of Canada’s broader efforts to restore lost protections and introduce modern safeguards to the legislation.

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Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance

Published On: September 21st, 2017 Author: Merrell-Ann Phare, Rosie Simms, Oliver M. Brandes, and Michael Miltenberger Released by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance lays out a viable model for

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Duncan Dam Project Water Use Plan

The Duncan Dam (DDM) Water Use Planning (WUP) process attempted to address flow management issues related to local resources such as Lower Duncan River (LDR) Kokanee populations. Monitoring of the abundance of Kokanee spawning in this area was initiated by

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B.C. Television Series: Westland

In 1983, Mike Halleran began producing and hosting a television series entitled Westland which aired on the Knowledge Network from 1984 to 2007. Later taken over by his son Terry Halleran, the series explored a broad range of environmental issues

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POLIS – Illumination: Insights and Perspectives for Building Effective Watershed Governance in B.C.

Published On: June 1st, 2016 Author: Oliver M. Brandes and Tim Morris with Jennifer Archer, Laura Brandes, Michele-Lee Moore, Jon O’Riordan, and Natasha Overduin Recent reports and events exploring the concept of watershed governance have laid a foundation for reform in British

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Murky Waters: Taking a Snapshot of Freshwater Sustainability in BC

A Report by the BC Real Estate Foundation “Murky Waters, the first in this series, examines the state of freshwater ecosystems in British Columbia. With an ambitious goal in mind, we worked with a committee of water experts to create

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National Stormwater Management Scorecard

Canada Freshwater Alliance surveyed 30 communities across Canada to assess their adoption of green infrastructure policies and projects. See the summary here.

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Preliminary Proposal for Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Expansion

Here is the preliminary proposal to include the Argenta/Johnsons Landing Face into the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy, prepared by Mt. Willet Wilderness Forever. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Mt.WilletWilernessForever/, or send an email to willetwildernessforever@gmail.com for more information.

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The Final Report from our Community Values Survey is here!

We are so excited to be releasing the final report from our very intensive Community Values Study. We will have the raw data up on our website for use very soon, so please stay tuned if you are interested in

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