The Okanagan Basin Water Board and the Canadian Water Resources Association, BC Branch are hosting an Environmental Flow Needs Conference, October 16 to 18, 2018, in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Environmental Flow Needs: Science, Policy & Practice

This conference builds on a workshop held in Vancouver in January 2016. The conference is intended to bring together researchers, fisheries and water managers, regulators, and policy-makers from a range of organizations (e.g. academia, First Nations, other governments, non-profit water organizations, and consultants) to discuss the state of knowledge of EFN-setting in B.C., to showcase recent EFN work in the Okanagan and elsewhere in B.C. and Canada, to address challenges in implementing B.C.’s new Water Sustainability Act, and to develop recommendations to improve the process of EFN setting, policy-making, and regulation related to EFNs.

More details to follow.