Watersheds 2016

Watersheds 2016

September 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am – October 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Building capacity for collaboration and watershed governance in British Columbia.

Watersheds 2016: Building Capacity for Collaboration and Watershed Governance in British Columbia is a 1.5 day forum that builds directly on the learnings and successes of Watersheds 2014. Through panel sessions, field trips, breakout workshops and structured peer-to-peer learning, participants will build skills and enhance capacity for watershed governance in British Columbia.

Watersheds 2016 will bridge with and complement the Living Waters Rally 2016, a national event to be hosted by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance from September 27 – 30, 2016.

LWA tour in summer 2015-Photo by NO

When and Where

September 30 – October 1, 2016

Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre (Sept. 30) and Wosk Centre for Dialogue (Oct. 1), Vancouver, British Columbia

Who Should Attend

Those who want to get engaged, be inspired or make a difference in their watersheds, including watershed groups, water practitioners, researchers, First Nations, and other decision-makers. Students, youth and young professionals are encouraged to participate.


Registration for the Watersheds 2016 forum is nearly at capacity and currently closed! To be placed on a waiting list, email Rosie Simms at water@polisproject.org. Limited space is still available for Living Waters Rally 2016, register here.

Funding is available as travel bursaries for Watersheds 2016 and/or Living Waters Rally 2016 participants. Complete the application here.

Event Contacts

For general event queries, please contact Rosie Simms at water@polisproject.org.

For forum registration questions, please contact info@freshwateralliance.ca.

For sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact Megan Spencer at ra@polisproject.org.